Media Release: Women Helping Women event raises $210,000 to provide mental health services for women and girls in need
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May 17, 2019 / 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. / Embassy Suites by the river, Des Moines
Speaker: Gina Skinner-Thebo, a young professional, mother and wife whose personal experience with suicide prompted her to transform her grief into positive action related to awareness and prevention of suicide. Gina founded the Atwood Center for Women and quarterly hosts Incredible Women Parties to help women interact more effectively and authentically. Gina’s message is one of hope and healing as she works to and respond to this health crisis in our country – and in Iowa.
Honoree: Susan Voss, a longtime advocate for mental health services and specifically the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center. Susan has served ten years on the Center’s Board, including as Board President. Professionally, Susan is the Vice President Government Relations at American Enterprise Group, Inc. and prior to that served for eight years as the State of Iowa Insurance Commissioner. Susan is recognized as a remarkable community advocate whose fun, fair and open-minded leadership style results in “getting things done!” Susan is a role model and mentor for many and remains passionate about empowering women and supporting those in need of mental health services.
Be a leader for women and girls in need (even if you can’t attend the luncheon)
- April 10, 2019: deadline to pledge or give and to be listed in the event invitation
- May 7, 2019: deadline to pledge or give and to be listed in the event program
- to pledge please contact Terri Speirs by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 515-251-6670.
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Highlights from last year – 2018 Women Helping Women event raises more than $200,000 to help women and girls in need of mental health counseling and education
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Thank you to our sponsors and donors
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The 2018 Women Helping Women Committee share why they support this event.
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The online reservation portal will open on Friday, April 20, 2019!
Last Year’s Invitation: