Contact: Emily Barnes (DAIS), 608-338-0065
Sister of Nicole Brown Simpson will speak about domestic violence at DAIS’ Annual Luncheon
Madison, WI— DAIS’ (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services) 5thAnnual Celebrate Independence!
Luncheon on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, will feature Denise Brown, author, advocate and sister of Nicole Brown Simpson. Ms. Brown is generously sponsored by Sub-Zero Wolf Inc., the global manufacturer of premium appliances located in Madison since its inception over 65 years ago. “Giving back is truly part of the company values, and I can’t think of a better cause than helping women in need and DAIS in the effort to end domestic violence. It too often goes hidden and unaddressed,” said Sue Bakke, member of DAIS’ Board of Trustees. “DAIS brings direct benefits to our community not only by changing women’s lives but also the lives of entire families.”
Denise Brown has been an advocate for victims of domestic violence since the murder of her sister, Nicole Brown Simpson, in 1994. She has traveled to various states speaking on the epidemic of domestic violence and has helped raise funds for local shelters all across the country. Ms. Brown has made a life-long commitment to educate the public as well as improve the quality of living for women and children who have been victims of domestic violence.
“DAIS is honored that Sub-Zero Wolf Inc. is the Denise Brown sponsor for our luncheon,” said Shannon Barry, Executive Director. “Their generous sponsorship has allowed us to bring this influential keynote speaker to Madison which ultimately helps to support victims of domestic violence and raise awareness in our community.”
One in four women will experience domestic violence within her lifetime. These startling statistics point to the prevalence of domestic violence and demonstrate that it is a community-wide problem. For 35 years, DAIS has worked tirelessly to assist victims of domestic violence in Dane County. In addition to operating the county’s only emergency domestic violence shelter, DAIS provides other important services such as safety planning, support groups, programs for children, and a 24-hour Help Line and education and prevention programs.
The Dane County community is encouraged to attend the 5th Annual Celebrate Independence! Luncheon to learn more about DAIS and the work it does in the community. Proceeds from the event will help provide hope and safety to victims of domestic violence and their children in Dane County.
5th Annual Celebrate Independence! Luncheon
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club
Tickets may be purchased for $60 per person by calling DAIS at (608) 338-0077 or online at http://www.abuseintervention.org/celebrate-independence.php. Sponsorship and Table Captain opportunities are also available.