November 12, 2014 | St. Petersburg, FL – More than 600 Tampa Bay area business and community leaders will attend CASA’s 18th Annual Peace Breakfast on December 9, 2014.
The breakfast will be held from 7:00 am to 8:30 am on December 9th at the St. Petersburg Coliseum. The speaker lineup includes St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, Lissette Campos of ABC Action News, Reverend Temple Hayes, and Tampa Bay Litigator Steven Yerrid, among others.
The John E. Stross “Victory Over Violence” award will honor Ken Burke, Pinellas County’s Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller.
“This is a wonderful event to learn about the effects of domestic violence on our community. It is also an opportunity to support CASA with your contributions. We can stand together and stop the violence!” expressed Linda Osmundson, CASA’s Executive Director .
As the organization’s signature fundraising event, much of the community support needed to provide services to domestic violence survivors and their children will be raised. Sponsorships and event tickets are available through CASA’s website: www.casa-stpete.org/events.
CASA is engaged in a $12 million project to build and operate a new 100-bed shelter for survivors of domestic violence. The initiative was sparked by overwhelming community need – last year alone, CASA was forced to turn away over 1400 women and children due to space constraints at their existing shelter.
Individuals and organizations are encouraged to purchase event tickets and table sponsorships to the Peace Breakfast. With community support, CASA can empower survivors with the resources and safe haven they need in order to make lasting changes in their own lives.
For media, sponsorship and event information please contact Michele Pliner at mpliner@casa- stpete.org or (727) 895-4912 x166.
About CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse)
CASA, Community Action Stops Abuse, has been providing lifesaving services to women, men, and children living with domestic violence since 1977. For more than 35 years, the community has relied on CASA to provide a safe refuge, crisis intervention, advocacy, prevention, professional training, outreach,
and community education to end domestic violence and bring hope, independence and peace to families in South Pinellas.
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