Nominate Domestic Violence Advocates – Accepting Nominations for the Breaking the Silence Awards
The Zonta Club of Charleston is now accepting nominations for individuals making a difference in the lives of domestic violence victims. Winners will be announced at the 3rd Annual Breaking the Silence Awards Gala on January 26, 2013 at the Harbour Club located in downtown Charleston.
Nominees whose efforts make a difference in preventing domestic violence or those who work with domestic violence victims should be nominated by October 15, 2012. The nomination form can be submitted electronically and is located on www.zontaofcharleston.com. For more information, please call 843-695-0750.
The event is hosted by the Zonta Club of Charleston and Liza’s Lifeline of South Carolina and benefits victims of domestic violence. Nominations for the 3rd Annual Breaking the Silence Awards are accepted in the following categories: Best Volunteer, Best Advocate and Best Professional. Liza’s Lifeline Person of the Year for lifelong achievement will be selected by the board of Liza’s Lifeline and announced at the event. Past recipients include: Mayor R. Keith Summey, Ellen Steinberg, Scott Beard, Dr. Jennifer Pullano, Kristen Hankla, Verizon Wireless Charleston Call Center, Easter LaRoche, Elmire Raven and Sarah Finkelstein.
“Domestic violence is the issue number one in our state. Many risk their lives by answering domestic disturbance calls, others fight their battle in the court rooms. For most parts, these individuals are not recognized for their tireless work and we want to rectify that,” says Diana Bogart, president of the Zonta Club of Charleston.