The S.A.V.E. (Sexual Abuse/Assault Victim Empowering) Ministry presents a balloon release ceremony that will serve as an outward expression of survivors of sexual abuse/assault releasing their past pain and trauma that sexual abuse/assault brings up into the heavens. The celebration of “release” will be free and open to the public and all survivors of sexual abuse/assault along with family and friends are urged to attend this ceremony that will be held at the GAB Conference Center 1329 W. Main St. Suite B Lewisville, Texas 75067 on Saturday September 18, 2010.
The ceremony purpose is to raise awareness, educate for the prevention and offer hope in the recovery of sexual abuse/assault survivors and in the community. The ceremony will also hold a moment of silence for victims that have fallen by the hands of their perpetrators with a special recognition and moment of silence of victims LaTausha Curry, 25, raped and killed in January 1999; Melanie Goodwin, 19, raped and killed in September 2007; Rena Ratcliff, 93, raped and killed in February 1998 and Carolyn Casey, 21, whom was raped and killed in May 2000.
The Celebration of “Release” is being hosted by the S.A.V.E. Ministry’s Founder and Director, Sexual Assault Victim Advocate and Survivor Lavinia B. Masters and Chaplain Ricky L. Masters while partnering with the Denton County Friends of the Family to help raise much needed supplies for their women’s shelter.
The ceremony will have a special performance by Ms. Vickie Christian Comedienne with TV appearances on ABC, HBO, BET, Nick-at-Night, Word Network; Voted Top 20 “Funniest Moms in America”; survivors speaking such as; Speak Wise Founder- Yolanda Washington; Tiffany L. Jackson of the Tiffany L. Jackson Foundation; Silent Screams Founder-Carolyn Hudson; Lenny A. Harner LPC founder of Rational Reflections; performance by Wynnewood Fellowship Praise Dancers and special musical guest and saxophonist, Jerome Pritchett w/ pianist Clement Taylor.
In celebration of providing awareness about sexual abuse/assault to our community, the S.A.V.E. Ministry would like the participation of the general public and businesses throughout the DFW to not only help raise awareness but donate supplies, gift cards and donations to the event to be collected for Denton County Friends of the Family Women’s Shelter. Collection boxes will be provided at the event for all donations. Please visit www.celebratetherelease2010.webs.com to see what items are needed.
For more information about the Celebrate the “Release” Balloon Ceremony and/or The S.A.V.E Ministry call 214-810-7398 or email firstname.lastname@example.org