Children’s Advocacy Center Hosts One With Courage Awards Luncheon

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County will host the inaugural One with Courage Awards Luncheon on Thursday, April 3, 11:30 a.m. at the Downtown Marriott. The One with Courage Awards Luncheon celebrates champions of children in the area who enrich the lives of kids through Help, Hope or Healing and honors those who support the children served by the CACHC through giving, service, or voluntarism.  

Awards finalists in each of the three categories include: 

Help – Lurone Jennings, Frances McDonald, and Chris and Dorothy Rolles. These "community heroes have the courage to take action to help children in need or crisis." 

Hope – Kayla Austin, Michael Cranford and Hannah Vann. These "advocates have the courage to inspire or educate children by offering hope for their future."  

Healing – Katherine Burnett, Joe and Paula Smith and Julie Zielinski. These "champions have the courage to make hurting children whole by providing healing to their mind, body or spirit." 

Awards will be presented to the three winners at the CACHC One with Courage Awards Luncheon. The luncheon will also feature Erin Merryn as keynote speaker.  Ms. Merryn is a celebrated author and public figure who broke her silence after years of suffering sexual abuse as a child. She shines a light on the topic and serves as a voice for victims of this often silent epidemic. Ms. Merryn has appeared on Oprah, CNN, and in international media, and her work has led to legislation in 10 states that protects children. For this and her advocacy efforts, she was named Glamour Magazine 2012 Woman of the Year and was a 2013 People Magazine Hero Among Us. 

The One with Courage Awards Committee is chaired by Monique Berke and also includes: Corrine Allen, Roger Brown, Anna Carroll, Adera Causey, Carla Donina, Kathleen Hunt and Russell Lively. Presenting Sponsor is BlueCross BlueShield Community Trust and Platinum Sponsors are Children’s Hospital at Erlanger and UBS.  

Tickets are $50 per person or $450 for a table of 10 individuals. For more information, contact Cathy Eldahan at 266-6918 or email wceldahan@cachc.org.  Visit www.cachc.org to purchase tickets.




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