Grammy-Nominated Maestro Ricardo Scales, Juan Escovedo, Lenny Williams, and More Headline Fundraiser
The Friday, July 23rd birthday bash for Jones United Methodist Church Assistant Pastor Minister Kenneth Watson is a party with a purpose to fight rare pediatric cancer.
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Historic Jones Memorial United Methodist Church hosts piano virtuoso Ricardo Scales and friends with his "Get To Know Me" concert series combined with a gala dinner for three-time cancer survivor, San Francisco native and Assistant Pastor Kenneth Watson. The Friday, July 23rd "Get to Know Me Concert" and Gala Dinner is a party with a purpose as Minister Watson's birthday is celebrated as a fundraiser to bring awareness and funds for cancer research.
The celebration kicks off at Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 1975 Post St., in San Francisco, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Led by Senior Pastor Harold Gordon. Jones Memorial UMC is the second oldest Black church in San Francisco, and is known for its educational, cultural, and social service food programs. The programs assist San Franciscans outside of the walls of the church flowing into neighborhoods across the City.
As a former Olympic boxer himself and trainer of champions such as NABO Junior Welterweight Champion Karim Mayfield, Minister Watson knows a thing or two about taking on challenges and formidable opponents. He raised his daughter Ebony, as a single parent, and is now the grandfather of three, Jonah, Anaya and Noah. Noah passed in 2018 at 18 months old due to a rare form of pediatric cancer, rhabdomyosarcoma. Minister Watson has decided to dedicate his 65th birthday to raise funds for Pediatric Cancer research in honor of Noah.
"Losing our dear Noah to cancer before he was old enough to fight for himself, gave me a strong resolve of faith to do what I can to help other children and families fight cancer, " said Minister Watson. Although built and trained as a fighter, Minister Watson's family, friends and Church family members, describe him as a kindhearted and caring spirit."
"I love people and I love helping people and there's no better place for me to celebrate life than at Jones Memorial where my grandparents, Andrew "Bo" Larkin and Eloise Larkin, who helped raise me dedicated their lives to worshiping God," added Minister Watson.
It was the people of Jones Memorial that stood with Minister Watson after his tour of duty as a U.S. Marines Boxer. He notes he understands the disappointment of athletes deprived of their opportunity to compete in the Olympics due to the 2020 Pandemic.
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