CHICAGO (February 2011) – Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC), a Chicago organization committed to ending domestic violence, will host its 25th Annual Spring Gala Sounds of Silence on Saturday, March 19 from 6 – 11 p.m. in the Crystal Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Chicago (151 E. Wacker Dr.). CAWC, formerly named Chicago Abused Women Coalition, created Sounds of Silence to give recognition and a voice to the too often “silent” crime of violence between individuals and within families.
NBC Chicago’s Natalie Martinez will serve as the master of ceremonies of the black tie optional event, which includes cocktails, a silent auction and mystery wine raffle, followed by a seated dinner, live auction and dancing with music provided by DJ Spencer Lokken of Style Matters.
CAWC will present its Champion Award to McCormick Foundation for its extraordinary leadership in support of CAWC’s mission to end domestic violence. President and CEO David Hiller will be accepting on behalf of the Foundation.
CAWC brings more than 30 years of experience to its mission. Founded in 1976 by four Chicago women concerned about domestic violence, CAWC has a long commitment to serving the women and children of Chicago. Proceeds from this event will go towards serving CAWC’s four program areas: Greenhouse Shelter, Hospital Crisis Intervention Project Humboldt Park Outreach Program and Domestic Violence Services at Haymarket Center.
Corporate sponsorships are available for this event ranging from $3,000 to $5,000, which includes a table for eight. Individual ticket prices begin at $225, and VIP tickets can be purchased for $500 a piece. For more sponsorship and ticket information, contact Anne Borg at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773.489.9081, ext. 21.
Domestic violence touches one quarter of all American families with over eight million children being exposed to domestic violence each year. Based on estimated costs associated with medical treatment, lost worker productivity and quality of life, domestic violence costs as much as $67 billion dollars annually to our nation. Help us bring an end to this widespread epidemic. For more information visit www.cawc.org or follow us on Facebook (Connections for Abused Women and their Children) and Twitter (CAWChicago).
ABOUT CONNECTIONS FOR ABUSED WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN (CAWC)
Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC), formerly named Chicago Abused Women Coalition, is committed to ending domestic violence. CAWC uses a self-help, empowerment approach; they provide a shelter for women and children, counseling, advocacy and a 24-hour hotline for people affected by domestic violence.
Each year CAWC assists over 3,500 individuals through their programs with shelter, safety planning, counseling and advocacy to rebuild their lives, free from violence. For more information visit www.cawc.org or follow us on Facebook (Connections for Abused Women and their Children) and Twitter (CAWChicago).