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MLK "Sharing the Dream" Luncheon 2018

Anthony Anderson, Master of Ceremonies (Photo By: Thai Lee)

On January 12, 2018, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the 5th Anniversary of MLK Community Health Foundation's "Sharing the Dream" Luncheon took place. The annual luncheon recognizes individuals that have made a difference through community activism and philanthropic efforts.

This year's Celebrating the Dream Honorees were, Susan Kelechi Watson, Star of NBC's Hit Drama "This is Us" for the GAME CHANGER AWARD and Pat Harvey, Award-Winning KCBS News Anchor for the ADVOCATE AWARD.

Anthony Anderson stepped in as Master of Ceremonies to help honor Pat Harvey and Susan Kelechi Watson at the 5th Anniversary of MLK Community Health Foundation’s “Sharing the Dream” Luncheon.

Friday’s event included some prominent civic, business and philanthropic vanguards who all showed up in support of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital and its efforts. Serving over 1 million residents in the greater Los Angeles area, including Compton, Inglewood, Watts-Willowbrook, and Lynwood, the hospital has not only helped saved countless lives, but it has also created over 1,000 jobs in the area since its opening in 2015.

The Grammy-nominated ensemble, Quattrosound, who was there to perform at the event, stopped to speak with THAheadline and expressed how grateful they were to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision and philosophy as being such a diverse band.

"One of the most deep-rooted ideas of our group is that we all come from different backgrounds, different cultures, and different beliefs. Despite all of that, we are able to unite through music. Dr. King's dream is just that, finding unity. We are all one. We are all one race. We are all the human race. Each one of these genres that we play represents who we are, our culture, our education, and our soul. I believe that what we do speaks to Dr. King's dream in so many ways. We are so proud to be able to play this music the way that we do," said Giovanna Moraga-Clayton, one fourth of Quattrosound.

The luncheon was more than a celebration. It was an outstanding amount of support for health care, the community, and individuals who are doing an extraordinary job improving the quality of life within our community.

Click here to find out more about the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital.

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