October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Awareness Events and Ceremonies
With much of the news of October surrounding the worthy cause of Breast Cancer Awareness month, many people fail to realize that the month also benefits another extremely worthy National cause. October is also National Domestic Violence Awareness month and it is important that we all do our part to raise awareness surrounding the problem. It is an issue that not only affects women and our teens but also a rising issue for men across the US.
There have been a number of events taking place surrounding and benefiting the cause.
On October 29th 2011 MBS Wellness Inc will be hosting their first annual “Removing The Mask” Domestic Violence Awareness Masquerade event in Atlanta Georgia. The Masquerade Party to take place in Atlanta, Georgia October 29th 2011 at The Defoors Center Art Gallery. This event will bring together communities, health professionals, and advocate in support of bringing an end to domestic abuse. This masquerade-themed evening is open to the public, and will feature live music, dancing, spoken word performances, food and cocktails. “Georgia is 6th in the nation for domestic violence homicides of women by men. This is an issue that must be dealt with.” stated Dr. Maiysha Clairborne who is also a child survivor of domestic violence and the founder of MBS Wellness Inc. “I am committed that the community gets the seriousness of the issue here. Domestic Violence is more than just a family tragedy, it's a public health and safety issue. Over 127 women were killed last year alone, and those numbers are growing. This event will empower the community and connect them to the resource that can help, the GCADV. It is time that we remove the mask on domestic violence; it is not ok in any way, shape or form.” A fundraising goal of $50,000 has been set for the evening with a hearty portion of proceeds raised to directly benefit The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV). Tickets for the upcoming gala can be purchased for $50 at www.removingthemask.org . For more information on the Removing the Mask Domestic Violence Awareness event call 678-343-3139, or email email@example.com .Continued on the next page