Crisis Centre fundraiser brings in US bestseller

| 01/08/2013

(CNS): A leading US author who is a domestic abuse survivor will be the keynote speaker at a fundraising event for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre next month. Leslie Morgan Steiner is the author of Crazy Love, her bestselling memoir about surviving domestic violence in her first marriage, and a columnist for The Washington Post. She will discuss why people living in violent relationships stay and why it isn’t fair to judge the victims. The fundraiser will take place at the Ritz Carlton at lunchtime on Friday 13 September. Tickets cost $100 and all proceeds will go towards the Crisis Centre, which is the only safe haven in the Cayman Islands for women and their children who are in abusive and dangerous situations.

The goal of the fundraiser is to raise awareness about domestic violence in all levels of society and to let people know how they can get help.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    A big thank you to the Crisis Centre who aids women, men and children. Your constant work to improve the lives of abuse victims is inspiring. It is great that such a famous abuse survivor is coming to our tiny island showing our ability to make a real effort and difference for the lives of those less fortunate! Keep up the good work!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Kudos to the Crisis Centre for their fundraiser.  The ticket is a bit steep for my pocket at the moment but I wish them much luck with the fundraiser and hope that they have a huge turnout from those who are sufficiently well off to afford it.

  3. Truth Police says:

    Because the "few women or men who have been abused and are not afraid to speak about it" on this island won't attract people to pay more than $5 a ticket, that's why.  It's called using celebrity appeal to drive high-dollar fundraising.  Be thankful the center will get $100 per ticket out of the deal andhopefully raise a ton of worthwhile funds quickly, you ingrates.  Wow.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Really – even for this we need to import a speaker?

    They couldnt give that money to a few women or men who have been abused and are not afraid to speak about it – and who could also write their own (locally based) bestsellers?

    Or is that the Crisis Centre encoruages the culture of  (local) secrecy?

    And just when is a 'men's crisis centre' being opened to counsel/assist males – no reverse discrimination here, right?

    • Anonymous says:

      08.26..right, 'cos experiences from other countries showing that women can and do fight this is not relevant right? Your post shows that you are the one who is embarrassed to let foreigners see what goes on here. Are you an abuser? Only an effective bully and wife/husband beater when no-one can see you? Crumble like a pile of sand once you get called?


      Well done Crisis Centre, great initiative.

    • Anonymous says:

      The Crisis Centre runs a 24/7 Hotline for victims of abuse.  If you need  help call the Hotline, Male or Female.  Those who think that the CICC only helps females is uninformed, they deal with victims of  domestic abuse and will do everything in their power to help all victims.

  5. Anonymous says:

    we have many women right here who can tell their sad stories , why do we need to bring some one down for this .

    • Anonymou says:

      Then let them write their books, gain international acclaim, become a recognized voice  in the world against Abuse, and famous enough to bring in 100.00 a seat for a fund raiser and maybe then the Centre would not have to go off Island to find a speaker for their fund raiser.   We all should be supporting this event as the funds raised will help to make our island a better place.

      Those who make negative of the Centre and their work have no idea the effect of abuse on the entire community. Not just in terms of the suffering of the victims and children but even further the dollar cost to society.