Mind Body Spirit Wellness Inc in Benefit of the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence cordially invite the community to attend the inaugural Removing the Mask Domestic Violence Awareness Masquerade & Silent Auction on October 29, 2011 here in Atlanta. This event will empower advocates, health practitioners, and community members by connecting them with the organization that provides resources for intervention and prevention of Domestic Violence, the GCADV (Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence). The Goal for fundraising is 50,000 and the money raised from sponsorships, donations, and silent auction participation will allow the GCADV to continue to provide & create the community resources, educational programs and research that will ultimately lead to a decrease in injuries and deaths in Georgia due to domestic violence.
Who do you know that has been affected by domestic violence?
Sadly, more than 100 Georgians lose their lives to domestic violence each year, placing Georgia 10th highest in the nation for its rate of men killing women. Of those women, 60 % are African American women. As well, nearly one-third of women here in Georgia experience the terrorizing effects of domestic violence in their lifetimes. The impact of this violence extends into the larger community, generating public safety and healthcare costs and reducing worker productivity. Furthermore, research has shown that child witnesses of domestic violence suffer significantly higher rates of depression, anxiety, conduct disorders, and often carry the cycle of violence forward in their lives either as abusers or victims themselves.
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