Break the Silence - Unmask the Violence Gala

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

10/21/2017

Date of Event:

October 21, 2017

6:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Location:

Loft 21

1501 N. Milwaukee

Lincolnshire, IL 60096

Sponsored by A Safe Place

County Coverage:

Lake

Event Description:

Break the Silence - Unmask the Violence Gala

Prepare for breathtaking displays of grace and strength by aerial performers 22 feet above your head at the 8th annual A Safe Place Unmask the Violence Gala on Saturday, October 21.

Held at the brand-new transformative venue, Loft 21, in Lincolnshire, the Gala will be an incredible experience that includes food tasting stations, cigar rolling demonstrations, whiskey tasting, and live music in addition to a spectacular live and silent auction, dancing, and moving presentations by domestic violence survivors.

"For this year's Gala, we wanted to break the traditional sit-down dinner mold and present a new and exciting experience," said Pat Davenport, A Safe Place Executive Director. "We hope that guests will come to enjoy a fun and memorable evening and leave feeling more connected to our mission and how they can help eliminate domestic violence in our communities."

The Break the Silence - Unmask the Violence Gala is the largest and most important fundraiser of the year for A Safe Place, Lake County's sole provider of services exclusively addressing domestic violence. All proceeds support the organization's lifesaving programs and services for victims of domestic violence and their children, including crisis support, housing, legal advocacy, counseling, community outreach, and education to prevent future abuse.

After guests are greeted by a costumed dancer, the evening begins with cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres at 6:30pm alongside one-of-a-kind silent auction items. At 7:30pm, guests will be treated to chef action stations with made-to-order fajitas, pasta, mashed potato "martinis", and chicken sliders by CORK Catering & Special Events.

Hosted by Marc Silverman, co-host of Waddle and Silvy on ESPN AM 1000, the Gala features a dazzling aerial display of athleticism and dance performed by C5 Creative Space, whiskey tasting by KOVAL Distillery, cigar rolling demonstrations by A Cuban Experience, and live music by King Henry and Megan Lick.

Contact:

A Safe Place

847-731-7165

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