Summit to Prevent Domestic and Sexual Violence: It's Everyone's Business

FARGO, N.D., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rape and Abuse Crisis Center will host a community event entitled, "It's Everyone's Business: Summit to Prevent Domestic and Sexual Violence" on Sept. 18 at the Ramada Plaza and Suites and Conference Center in Fargo. The event is sponsored by the Verizon Foundation with support from Dakota Medical Foundation, Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation, United Way Cass Clay and Deek's Pizza in Fargo.

The Summit is designed as a one-day think tank to unite leaders from the local community to design actions in preventing domestic and sexual violence in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Cordelia Anderson and Chuck Deery will serve as presenters and facilitators.

"We are proud to support this community event because the more we can help increase awareness and communicate appropriate prevention strategies the sooner we can reduce relationship violence and assault," said Seamus Hyland, president-Great Plains region, Verizon Wireless.

For more information about the Verizon Foundation, visit www.verizonfoundation.org. For more information about HopeLine® from Verizon, which turns no-longer-used cell phones into support for domestic violence victims and survivors or to donate no-longer-used devices, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.  Verizon Wireless customers can dial #HOPE (#4673) to connect directly to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, which provides help through empowerment-based crisis intervention, information and resources.

The Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead was founded in 1977 and serves women, men, children and adolescents who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence. It is the vision of the agency to be a leader in promoting and creating a society free of personal abuse. A crisis line at 701-293-7273 or 800-344-7273 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All client services are provided free of charge and are completely confidential.

The "It's Everyone's Business: Summit to Prevent Domestic and Sexual Violence" will begin with registration at 8 a.m. and will conclude at 4:30 p.m. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend, but participants must register at www.raccfm.com or call 701-293-7273 for more information.

SOURCE Rape and Abuse Crisis Center



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