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The 4th Annual GirlfriendParty: Remarkable Women doing Remarkable Things
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The 4th Annual GirlfriendParty:  Remarkable Women doing Remarkable Things

Hello Leesburgians,

My organization, TheGirlfriendGroup is celebrating it's 4th Anniversary on July 21, 2012 at Nordstrom Tysons Corner.  To give you some background:  TGG was founded on August 22, 2009.  Two months after the untimely passing of my eldest sister Valerie.  The site is dedicated to her life and legacy. 

Valerie Juanita Richardson Patterson, my sister, was born on November 15, 1950.  Valerie graduated from Western High School and pursued a career in teaching.  After graduating from Newark State College, Newark, NJ, she left the Washington, DC area to accept a teaching job in St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands.  It was the first time a member of our immediate family traveled so far away from home.  Needless to say, our parents were not that excited.  She taught health and physical education there for several years before returning to D.C.  From that point on, Val taught in the Alexandria City Public School System. 

Among all of her life's accomplishments, she was most proud of having and raising her daughter Valencia.   Valencia was born with physical and developmental disabilities which added extra challenges for Val.  As a single parent, she worked tirelessly to provide Valencia with all the necessary services and care she could. 

Over the years, Valerie and I had numerous conversations about Girlfriends.  She felt that Girlfriend relationships were the most important dynamic in a woman's life.  I agreed.  As a single parent, she relied on her Girlfriends; they relied on one another.  They helped raise each others children.

In life, Val was my biggest fan and my protector.  As this network grows, she's smiles down on me everyday.  I feel her spirit in the room at every event, seminar and social engagement.  Women Helping Women in all Aspects of Life is our mission.

I would like to invite every woman in Leesurg to join us to celebrate.  All proceeds go toward your purchase and to our charity partner.  Click here for tickets.



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