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YWCA’S 10th Annual Purple Sash Gala Benefit’s Only Certified Shelter For Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking in Oklahoma County

by Kerry Myers Modified: June 4, 2013 at 10:55 am •  Published: June 4, 2013

 

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 3, 2013) — The YWCA’s 10th Annual Purple Sash gala will take place Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 N.E. 63rd Street in Oklahoma City.  The elegant evening will include dinner, live and silent auctions and a New York-style fashion runway show.  Victims of domestic violence or sexual assault will share their personal story of escaping abuse and rebuilding their lives.  All proceeds from Purple Sash benefit the YWCA, the only certified shelter for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in Oklahoma County.

 

“Purple Sash is our way to celebrate the courage and successes of survivors of domestic violence and raise funds to help those who are still struggling.  ” said Janet L. Peery, CEO of the YWCA Oklahoma City.  “This is an elegant evening for a very worth-while cause – helping women and children escape and heal from abuse.”

 

This year’s fashion show is sponsored by Ruth Meyer’s. “We will feature apparel  ranging from summer casual  to glamorous evening attire for  special events in your life,” says Cindi Shelby, Ruth Meyers Owner and President. Live and silent auction items range from a Suite at a Thunder game for 16 guests, five nights in a two bedroom condo in Keystone, Colorado, a Stefano Patriarchi jewelry piece, a seven day trip to Tuscany and Disney Day Passes.

 

Title Sponsor for Purple Sash is SandRidge Energy. Legacy sponsors are Chickasaw Nation and
7 Eleven Stores. Additional sponsors include Chesapeake Energy, Devon Energy, TRMG Law Firm, BancFirst, Continental Resources, Community Hospital, Law Offices of James M. Levine P.C. and FSB Architectural-Engineering-Planning Firm .  Additional information on the event, on sponsors and on tickets is available at www.ywcaokc.org.

 

About the YWCA

The YWCA Oklahoma City is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice and dignity for all.  The YWCA Oklahoma City is the only shelter for battered women and children in Oklahoma County.  Nearly 3,000 women, children and men receive help through YWCA programs, including emergency shelter for battered women and children, counseling, support groups, child care, transitional housing, financial literacy and other services.  For more information on the YWCA Oklahoma City, visit www.ywcaokc.org.


by Kerry Myers
LOOK Columnist/Blogger (Contributor)
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