Nashville, Tenn. – Roberta Baines Wheeler Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Group (RBW) is hosting its inaugural “Her Life Our Legacy Jazz Brunch” May 20, 2017 at Alive Hospice located at 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN. This special event was planned to help those who are mourning the loss of their mother have a positive outlet and a day to celebrate their parent’s life.

Dr. Katherine Y. Brown

RBW Executive Director, Dr. Katherine Y. Brown, along Angela Mitchell Hill, Tammy Hines, Luvenia Harrison, and Allyson Young, found that Mother’s Day has a different meaning after the loss of a mother. They found that it is an important part of the healing process to come together and honor the legacy of their mothers with the community.

“Losing your mother is a journey that in some instances is unique to those who have experienced it,” explained Dr. Brown. “This event is celebrating the lives of mothers who have passed and developing a healthy community of shared experiences.”

The event includes brunch, mimosas, live jazz by the Tyronn Hamilton Trio, and remarks from Fox 17 News reporter Toni Fitzgerald. Award-winning journalist of Fox 17 News Harriet Wallace will be delivering the keynote address.

Angela Mitchell Hill

The itinerary for the day includes a Butterfly Release, the “Her Life, Our Legacy” brunch, and a Rose Ceremony Tribute.

Angela Mitchell Hill, CEO of event sponsor NáSah’s Nail Salon, believes that this event can be a helpful way for others to heal together. “My mother taught me everything except how to live without her,” said Hill. “This journey of growth while grieving has lead me to this point of sharing memories and miles with others who truly understand.”

“Her Life, Our Legacy” Jazz Brunch is free to the community. To register to attend please visit To have one’s mother’s name included in the Rose Ceremony Tribute please email her information to


About the Roberta Baines Wheeler Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Grou

The Roberta Baines Wheeler Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Group is an organization of volunteers, pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients, caregivers, families and medical professionals dedicated to providing health education, early detection and PH awareness to the community. The group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to increase PH awareness and providing health education through their free annual RBW Pulmonary Awareness Day and their Mobile Health Unit. To learn more visit

About NáSah’s Nail Salon

NáSah’s Nail Salon is a progressive and thriving full service Spa located inside of the Bustling Nashville International Airport. We provide Innovative Spa Services for travelers all over the world. Our salon specializes in the newest trends in Manicuring, Esthetics, and Hair Cutting & Styling. Our mission is to pamper each customer and ensure that you leave the salon feeling, looking and being better than you were when you arrived Our motto is Got 20 Minutes? Why Not a Manicure? To learn more visit

About Alive Hospice

Alive Hospice is a nonprofit organization that provides compassionate end-of-life care, palliative care, bereavement support and community education. Founded in Middle Tennessee in 1975, Alive Hospice is accredited by The Joint Commission and has held its Gold Seal of Approval for many years. It is also accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospices.

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