RIVER FALLS, Wis.
Pictured (left to right) are Alena Taylor and Ginny Genco (Turningpoint) and Julie McGary, Kristen Novak and Heather Logelin (Allina Health) inside the Turningpoint Second Chances second-hand store at 119 North Main Street.
River Falls Area Hospital has committed to cover the $2,500 costs of a fundraising event for abuse victims so that every dollar raised can support life transforming services in the area.
The hospital, part of Allina Health, pledged its sponsorship of the Transforming Lives fundraising breakfast for Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Abuse after hearing that the organization hoped to raise $50,000 in multiple-year gifts and pledges.
Turningpoint aims to empower those who have experienced domestic and sexual violence by providing victims with the resources to achieve freedom from violence through community support and education.
The Transforming Lives breakfast is the first such event that Turningpoint has put on and will be held Thursday, April 30, at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Unusually, there will be no cost to attend the event, although all guests will be asked to consider making a gift.
"The one-hour program will include testimonials from people whose lives have been changed because of Turningpoint; live music from a survivor of domestic violence; a video about our work; and a speech about the past, present and future of Turningpoint," said Amy Reise, development coordinator for Turningpoint.
The Transforming Lives breakfast will be held Thursday, April 30, from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls University Center. For more details, visit turningpoint-wi.org.