Friday, August 29, 2008

A Worthwhile Cause

Click here for the pdf verion of the invitation

The local San Antonio Rape Crisis Center is holding their 2nd annual Partners for Change event on September 22, 2008 at the Pearl Stables.

In July 2008, 114 families in San Antonio were faced with dealing with one of the most horrific crimes - sexual assault. The Rape Crisis Center responded to each of these "cases" - and, on average, works with three families each and ever day who are forced to deal wit sexual violence.

The Center was established in November 1975 by a group of concerned victims and visionary leaders as part of a grassroots effort to address the needs of sexual violence victims, their families, and the community at large. Today, the Center has grown into of the largest "stand-alone" sexual assault centers in the state, serving as a community resource for San Antonio and surrounding counties by providing:

-24-hour crisis hotline services via the telephone and internet
-Advocacy and support for survivor receiving medical exams at area hospitals
-Free counseling services for children, women, and men impacted by sexual violence and their loved ones
-Community Awareness and Public Education for community groups, the business community and / or school districts

Partners for Change
Recognizing Four Champions
in t Fight Against Sexual Violence
Jane Macon, Partner Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP. Ms Macon has been committed to women's issues, and is one of the founding members of the Rape Crisis Center.
Anita Perry, First Lady of Texas, who as earned the reputation of championing women's health issues throughout Texas and across the country.
U.S. Representative Charles A. Gonzalez, 20th Congressional District of Texas, is passionate about the City of San Antonio, and supports the Rape Crisis Center and its programs through sponsorship of various legislative bills.
U.S. Representative Ted Poe, 2nd Congressional District of Texas, has worked tirelessly through the Congress to sponsor legislation in support of victims of sexual assault and victims' rights.
6:00 - 6:45 pm Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm Partners for Change Award Presentation
Co-hosts Representative Joe Straus and Cynthia Lee, Fox News @ 9 anchor
7:30 pm Dinner & Headliner Entertainment by Mingo Fishtrap

The entertainment is going to be great and I am so happy to Mrs. Perry, First Lady of Texas recognized. She has used her political clout to push through legislation for Centers across Texas and to raise funds for education and done quite a bit of work for our own local Rape Crisis Center here in San Antonio.

Click Here for sponsorship information. If you can't attend, please send a donation. Any amount is helpful.

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