A tribute to Tonisha

It was my daughter Tonisha, who suggested to me that we should increase our efforts to promote and explain, to our community, the relationship between Closing the Gap in Health Care for African Americans and the underserved and the Greater Charleston Low Country Jazz Festival. It was her vision to combine them and this was, indeed, a novel thought. The health community continues to experience difficulty in understanding that health information is a major factor in decreasing health disparities and the need to increase the number of minority health professionals. Last year, you could see Tonisha working tirelessly to combine the two organizations if you attended the jazz festival. Perhaps, such a relationship does not exist elsewhere in the country.

The festival provides the primary, financial resources for Closing the Gap in Health Care. We are jazzing for a purpose.

Your support of the Greater Charleston Low Country Jazz Festival assists us in continuing this unique program as we attempt to make a difference in our community. We provide world class, smooth, jazz music and deal with health issues that affect the underserved in our community. Thank you, Tonisha.

Tonisha kept a journal throughout her journey. Read Tonisha Alston – Journal.

Viewable also online at CaringBridge.com.

Tonisha’s Story