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National Speaker to Address Sunrise Peace Breakfast Dec. 7

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on November 18, 2017

Nationally known survivor, Melissa Dohme-Hill, has signed on as the keynote speaker for the 14th Annual Peace Breakfast on December 7th on the Saint Leo University campus.

The Sunrise Peace Breakfast is a giving event in which sponsors and attendees attend a free breakfast and learn about Sunrise, the various programs offered, and what is happening to stem the violence in our community. Past speakers have included members of law enforcement, survivors, and families of survivors.

Melissa Dohme-Hill was stabbed over 30 times by her ex-boyfriend and survived to tell the story.

She has been featured on CBS’ 48 Hours news program, ABC News, People Magazine and many newspapers such as the NY Daily News.

She currently works as an advocate at Hands Across the Bay and has recently begun a national speaking campaign with stops in Canada, Ohio, and all over Florida.  Dohme recently made the news again when she married one of the first responders that helped save her life.

If you are interested in attending, becoming a sponsor, or to book your seat, please contact Sunrise Director of Development Vicki Wiggins at [email protected] or by phone at 352-521-3358.

Sunrise of Pasco is an equal opportunity, non-profit services provider that offers victim services free of charge.

Since 1982, Sunrise of Pasco has been providing free victim services to people in the community who are hurting.

Sunrise maintains a 40-bed emergency shelter to provide protection for women and children in crisis; provides free counseling services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and fosters a culture of non-violence through various community engagement efforts.

The agency serves thousands of women, men and children annually, when – in a better world – this kind of work would not even be necessary.


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