Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

"1-in-6 Breakfast" and "98 Seconds Luncheon"

April 25th 2019 at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This is a great opportunity to join the national conversation to help raise awareness about the realities of sexual assault, increase knowledge and help end sexual violence in our community. 

On Thursday, April 25th, The Sexual Assault Center will host two events as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. A continental breakfast and a midday luncheon to fund services to survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault. These events will bring public attention to the issues of sexual assault and the enormous demand for SAC's services (therapy, the SAFE Clinic, advocacy, and prevention) in the #MeToo Era. Right now, our waiting list tops 100 and 18 of those are children. A Corporate Sponsorship covers both events and the funds will enable us to bring down the waiting list and help survivors regardless of their ability to pay.

"1-In-6 Breakfast": A continental breakfast (200+ guests) will center on the theme of talking openly about male sexual assault (because 1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted before their 18th birthday). Our guest speaker will be Kenny Anderson--a former NY Nets basketball All-Star who was sexually assaulted as a boy and is now speaking out.

Click here for tickets to the "1-in-6 Breakfast" 


"98 Seconds Luncheon": A luncheon (200+ guests) will focus on SAC's story of providing healing and hope to survivors and our current needs in a growing and diverse community. The event name refers to the statistic that someone is raped every 98 seconds in the US. Our keynote speakers will be Kassie Powell, an Olympic pole vaulter and javelin thrower at Michigan State who will share her truth about confronting the team doctor who assaulted her and others in a court of law and the court of public opinion, Dr. Shree Walker tells her riveting story of resilience and becoming a conqueror after experienced a childhood of poverty and sexual abuse in the Watts projects of South Los Angeles, and Rachel Freeman, 17 years a therapist before becoming President of SAC who will share stories of hope and healing, the impact of #MeToo, reducing waiting lists, and the power of prevention. 

Click here for tickets to the "98 Seconds Luncheon"     

For sponsorship inquiries please email Diana Perez


Mad Hatter 2019

Saturday, September 21

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville

Mad Hatter is the Sexual Assault Center's premier fundraising event. Since the first event nearly 30 years ago, over two million dollars has been raised to the benefit of the Sexual Assault Center. This spectacular evening is now one of Nashville's leading charitable events. This year, Mad Hatter will be held on Saturday, September 21 at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. It will be a night filled with fun, energy, and passion for our mission and survivors of sexual assault with an attendance of more than 300 people.

More information about Mad Hatter 2019 tickets and sponsorship to come.

For inquiries please email Diana Perez


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