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Or reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline
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Only 309 days before the start of DVAM 2016...

Powder Puff Football Charity Game

CNADA (Custer Network Against Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault) of Miles City challenged OneHealth's breast cancer program to a "Pink Vs. Purple Bowl". The goal of this powder puff football game is to raise awareness for domestic violence and breast cancer while also raising funds for both of the programs. CNADA is hoping to turn this into an annual event for October during DVAM.

L.O.V.E. Yourself: Ladies Overcoming Violent Encounters, Panel Discussion & Dinner

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, you are invited to attend a panel discussion, “L.O.V.E. Yourself: Ladies Overcoming Violent Encounters”, Sunday, November 8th, 1pm-3pm, at Community Missionary Baptist Church of Desoto, in the gymnasium area. Lunch is provided ($10 donation suggested). This empowerment event, in partnership with Shaniqua Epps of Girls En Motion, will feature a panel of women from various backgrounds, to bring awareness to the dangers of domestic violence, and foster dialogue on how to overcome abuse and the avenues available to seek help.

Painting Afternoon

Sip and Paint fundraiser to promote awareness for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, benefitting non-profit DV agency and safe-house, Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center (EBCC). $35 includes all supplies, plus complimentary beverage and snack. Join us in for a fun afternoon painting your own masterpiece! A portion of your $35 will be donated directly to EBCC. Thank you for your support!

Walk A Mile-Chippewa Valley

Walk A Mile-Chippewa Valley is a mile-long march to end violence in the Chippewa Valley. There is a fundraiser cook-out following the walk, which will feature drawing and prizes, music and entertainment. Pre-register at (search for "Walk A Mile-Chippewa Valley"). Pre-register before October 15th and receive a free t-shirt, while suppies last! All proceeds go to Family Support Center, Bolton Refuge House, and Bridge to Hope.

ReConnect The Mic: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Restoration Praise Center has partnered with DC Rape Crisis Center (DCRCC) to support this organization in helping the many women who are faced with violence and abuse in our area! Come hear our feature artist, Songdreamer, live in concert as guest host, Sherelle Hessell Gordon ushers us into a night of poetry and music. Admission is $10 at the door; proceeds to benefit DCRCC.


Women and Waffles

Women will be treated to a free brunch and stand in solidarity as we honor survivors and remember local victims of domestic violence. 

Dine Out for DAIS

Dine Out for DAIS includes the participation of 88 restaurants throughout the Dane County, WI area. Each participating restaurant will donate 10% of their sales to DAIS on the day of Dine Out for DAIS. By participating in Dine Out for DAIS, diners are not only raising funds for DAIS, they are also raising awareness and supporting local businesses that care about the issue of domestic violence.

Dress for DAIS Fashion Show

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) presents the 5th Annual Dress for DAIS Fashion Show with a live fashion show showcasing the latest styles from various boutiques and several local salons. Attendees will also have an opportunity to participate in a live auction and raffle.

Purple Paw Project 2015

The 3rd annual Purple Paw Project will host a variety of pet-friendly activities along with domestic violence education and resources for our communities. This event will include Scavenger Hunt, Pet Costume Contest, Food trucks, Grooming, Kids Barking Contest, Doggie Photo Booth, Adoptions, Vendor Tables, and Awareness Information & Activities. Register yourself, your family, and your dogs for this festival! Pre-registered attendees will receive a t-shirt and a "doggie bag" with a variety of goodies for humans and pets! 

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Fashion for Action: Charity Tea Party, Fashion Show and Silent Auction

On Sunday, October 11, The Purple Boots Foundation in collaboration with Mark SQuared Studios, Savoy Creations, AWHEEC, and Princess Styles will present their Annual Tea Party and Fashion Show “Fashion for Action” at Mark SQuared Studios in Clarkston, Georgia. The proceeds from this event will benefit The Purple Boots Foundation – an organization dedicated to celebrating the resiliency of survivors of intimate partner violence.

The evening, themed “Jewels of the World,” kicks off at 4:00pm with a purple carpet, followed by tea, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, the fashion show, a silent auction, and live music. “We have so much we want to do this year,” says Princess Hawthorne, the Foundation’s co-founder, “In addition to serving the ladies during the Motivation & Makeover Conference we want to establish an on-going support program that keeps the ladies engaged in the healing process.” The Tea Party & Fashion Show is the Foundation’s primary source of funding. The community is encouraged to attend the show or donate to a mission that provides long-term support to survivors of violence against women and girls.

Our team of designers and stylists have paired bold and colorful new fabrics sourced from West Africa with modern and classic tailoring and daring accessories to create a catwalk that is venturesome yet accessible and wearable. The show features designs by Doris Mukangu of the international fashion house Johari Africa. Headwraps and accessories will be provided by Danflow Fashion and Diva by Te’Meka brings out the princess in every woman with fun tutu and tulle skirts.