Fear 2 Freedom Leads Effort to Provide Care Kits for Victims of Sexual Abuse through Partnership with CNU Students, Riverside and CHKD

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Featured speaker, Lisette Johnson, a survivor of an attempted murder-suicide, will share her story, offering a unique glimpse into intimate partner violence.

The global non-profit organization Fear 2 Freedom is partnering with Christopher Newport University (CNU) students to hold its third annual Celebration Night to benefit victims of sexual assault. The event will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the David Student Union Ballroom on CNU’s campus in Newport News, Va.

Chick-fil-A will cater the event.

The featured speaker, Lisette Johnson, a survivor of an attempted murder-suicide, will share her story, offering a unique glimpse into intimate partner violence.

Attendees will be invited to assemble one of the 375 kits that will be given to victims of sexual assault, child abuse, and domestic violence. The kits aims to show compassion for victims and provide basic toiletries and clothing given that after an attack theirs are kept for evidence.

The kits will then be delivered to Riverside Regional Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk where the kits will used by forensic nurses to be given to victims of abuse.

Every two minutes in America somebody is sexually assaulted. One in six women and one in 33 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime, with half of those victims being 18-years-old or younger.

Fear 2 Freedom is dedicated to bringing hope and healing to those wounded by sexual abuse.

Its mission is to redeem and restore lives broken by abuse, and educate and empower colleges and communities to work to prevent the sexual abuse crisis.

Fear 2 Freedom helps educate and empower students about sexual assault, date rape and sex trafficking and mobilize them to be part of the solution by assembling Fear 2 Freedom (F2F) kits for local hospitals and non-profit organizations that serve sexual assault victims.

“It is through my own dark road of pain that I have become so passionate about helping victims and fighting against abuse," said Rosemary Trible, President of Fear 2 Freedom. "In 1975 I hosted a morning TV talk show in Richmond called ‘Rosemary’s Guestbook.’ I did a show on sexual assault, never realizing I would be the next victim raped at gunpoint three days later.”

Volunteers are welcome to help set-up anytime between 2 and 6 p.m. in the David Student Union Ballroom on CNU’s campus in Newport News.

Participants for the event should arrive by 6:30 p.m.

For more information, e-mail Fear 2 Freedom at getinvolved(at)fear2freedom.org or visit http://www.fear2freedom.org.

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