1.2 min readBy Published On: May 21st, 2013Categories: Features0 Comments on Turn the Wheel

Medicine Wheel

Help support Medicine Wheel!  Turning the Wheel – Medicine Wheel’s annual fundraiser, will take place on Wednesday, June 5th at Cyclorama (539 Tremont Street) from 6pm to 9pm.  Your honorary hosts will be Jack and Michelle Hart and the evening will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a live dance performance, live and silent auctions, and raffles galore.  Tickets are $150 ($100 for South Boston residents and $60 for non-profit workers).  For more information go to: http://mwponline.org/wordpress/ or  call 617-268-6700

The Scoop on Medicine Wheel:
In 1996, after an outbreak of suicides and drug overdoses of teenagers and young adults in South Boston, local artist Michael Dowling began working with a group of 18 teens that called themselves “Southie Survivors”.  Under Dowling’s mentorship, they channeled their grief and anger into a public artwork, creating a Celtic Cross Memorial on an abandoned lot at Thomas Park called No Man’s Land.  The impact of this project on the youth was profound—they were provided with a non-threatening platform to heal, express their grief, and in turn, become change agents in their neighborhood.??Medicine Wheel Production has been contributing to our community in so many ways; providing entertainment on summer Fridays at the Heights, employing younger residents of South Boston, and bringing valuable art programs to the youth of South Boston. 

Please help support this important South Boston organization.