WESTWOOD, NJ – "Hoping for Safety," a Domestic Violence Fundraiser, will be held on June 9th from 5:30-9 at the Westwood Elks at 523 Kinderkamack Road in Westwood. All proceeds will go to the Center for Hope and Safety.
Attendees to the fundraiser will receive light refreshments, listen to a motivational speaker, experience a short self-defense class led by Iron FITT of Fairfield followed by a makeover by Chris Ciaccio and Rachel Cicala of 3rd Ave cuts in Westwood.
According to the website, “Center for Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter Our Sisters) is dedicated to assisting victims, and their children, of domestic violence by turning fear into safety, helplessness into strength, and isolation into hope.”
“I got involved in this organization through a friend of mine,” said IRON FITT owner Marjorie Banks. “She asked if we would join her mission to empower these women, and since we are also on a mission to empower our community on and off the mat, it was a no-brainer for us. So we decided to come alongside her mission and team up to make an impact in people's lives.
“But more importantly, I personally connected to her mission as I, too, was a victim of domestic violence. So doing this with her is such an honor for me. It is our hope to share strength to women and bring awareness to others.”