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Tickets on sale for Rock Out Against Domestic Violence fundraiser

February 22, 2018
By MEGHAN McCOY (news@breezenewspapers.com) , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc is selling tickets to Rock Out Against Domestic Violence, a dance/concert to raise funds for its Cape Coral shelter and programs.

"We are incredibly excited by the generosity afforded to us by Razing Cape and the City of Cape Coral," said Jennifer Benton, chief executive officer with ACT, in a prepared statement. "Raising awareness to support services for victims of domestic violence in Cape Coral is a priority. We could not accomplish this work without such meaningful partnerships."

Razing Cape, a local band, will hit the stage Friday, March 9, for the special event to run from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Cape Coral Yacht Club ballroom.

"It's a really fun event. It's a dance," Benton said. "The band is really great."

ACT held Rock Out Against Domestic Violence two years ago in front of a packed house of 250 people.

"Everybody had fun," she said.

Razing Cape plays classic rock covers including Journey, Foreigner, Guns N Roses, Boston, KISS, Van Halen and The Cars.

In addition to the music, the event will also feature a raffle with more than $500 in great prizes. Food, which is included in the ticketed price, will include wings and pizza. Although people are encouraged to bring their own beverage; soda and water available.

"Bring all of your friends and have a good time," she said.

Benton said there will be tons of pamphlets available during the event, as well as staff on hand to offer information about ACT's services.

ACT has provided services, including a 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, forensic examinations, medical, legal and personal advocacy, violence programs and children's programs, to the community for 40 years. Those services are for victims of domestic violence and their children, sexual assault and human trafficking.

The organization has three shelters: 22 beds in Cape Coral, 72 in Fort Myers and 19 beds in Labelle. Individual receive counseling, access to a 24-hour hotline and programs for children.

"We get close to being full," Benton said, adding that because they have so many beds throughout the three areas, they can always accommodate someone in need.

Outreach counseling is provided to those victims not staying at the shelters.

"All services are free for the victims," Benton said.

Those in need of help can call the 24-hour hotline at (239) 939-3112. A counselor will provide information and referrals. For more information about ACT visit www.actabuse.com.

 
 
 

 

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