PAMAH’S World Blog

The Story of the Pork & Torque

The Story of the Pork & Torque One of PAMAH’s largest events of the year is our annual car show, the Pork & Torque.  The Pork & Torque is a yearly event organized by our Founder and President, Shaquille Hodge. Initially, it was a way to bring car enthusiasts together to celebrate their love of cars while bringing unity to the community.  All of that changed after his wife Percilla died suddenly from Pneumococcal Meningitis in July 2018.  Since that time, the Pork & Torque has transitioned into a community fundraising event also used to raise awareness of Meningitis and educate the community on the importance of vaccinations. The year 2020 was unprecedented. No one could have predicted a global

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In This Season of Giving

In This Season of Giving As PAMAH reflects on its first Annual Zoom-A-Thon and prepares for Giving Tuesday, I thought we would be remiss if we did not reflect on a challenging year. Meningitis and Meningococcal Disease are preventable, life-threatening diseases. PAMAH’s vision is to support the eradication of these diseases within the next several decades. Looking back on the loss of my daughter-in-law 2 years ago, I began to reflect on all our family has endured since that time. And believe it or not, as I remembered, I could not help but feel grateful for all I have experienced.  I know it sounds strange, right? However, back in 2018, if you would have told me the entire world would be shut down

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Cultivating Compassion

I heard something the other day that made me think about the current climate in our country. I was attending a virtual fundraising class, and the instructor posed this question: “How does one cultivate compassion?” He discussed practical ways that nonprofits could cultivate compassion, whereby achieving its goals.  I became distracted as the term itself gave me pause. Luckily for me, the course was recorded. If I did not have the opportunity to go back and revisit the course, I would have lost out on the chance to understand what the instructor was teaching that day. Once I logged off of the virtual meeting, I decided to investigate the term “cultivating compassion.” To cultivate, according to Merriam-Webster, is”to prepare or

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PAMAH’s World

Hello! We appreciate your visit to our site. I hope that you’ve had an opportunity to take a look around and familiarize yourself with all of the information available. I would ask that you visit often. This big world we live in is getting smaller by the day. For those of us who have been affected by our experience with Meningitis, the world is even smaller. It’s been my experience, information is ever-changing. And that’s why we’re here! We want you to know all about Meningitis. Knowledge is POWER! Here at PAMAH, we are just at the beginning of this journey. Our hope and prayers are you will choose to travel this road with us. I want this blog to be

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