A Celebration of the People and Programs who help Create a Community Free of Relationship Abuse
SARATOGA SPRINGS – On Thursday, March 28, Wellspring is hosting ‘Changemakers—Champions for Change’ a celebration of the people and programs who help create a community free of relationship and sexual abuse.
This event, made possible in part by The Adirondack Trust Company, Fingerpaint, Stewart’s Shops, and Northwestern Mutual the Office of Sherry Finkel Murphy, will be held at Prime at Saratoga National beginning at 6:30 pm.
The evening will feature hearty hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and mission auction. Guests will experience, first hand, a sampling of Wellspring’s impactful community programs, which include education about healthy relationships and how to recognize and prevent relationship and sexual abuse. The night will also highlight the services Wellspring provides to more than 1,000 victims of domestic violence and sexual assault each year.
In addition, the program will provide Wellspring an opportunity to present its ‘Changemaker’ award to local individuals and groups, in recognition of their commitment to change, and their work to create a community free of relationship and sexual abuse. This year’s awards recipients are:
The Shenendehowa Boys Track and Field Team whose voice and action for social justice have reached national levels in their quest for #Meters4McCluskey – Kyle Gregor, Alex Hislop, Greg Langone, Jaron Meyer, and Colin Tower, led by coach Jason P. Burlingame.
Saratoga Springs Police Department Chief Gregory Veitch whose dedication to keeping our community safe goes above and beyond the normal call of duty.
Tickets for the evening are $75, and are available online HERE, or by calling 518-583-0280.
Wellspring Executive Director Maggie Fronk, said, “Wellspring wants to change the way people, and society think about domestic violence and sexual assault. Every one of us has the potential to be a Changemaker; many of our programs work to help people be more aware about these issues, and to give them the skills to create the change needed to end relationship and sexual abuse.”