I would personally like to invite you to Dogs Are a Girl’s Best Friend, a free empowering victims’ rights event hosted by Girls on the Run, Savannah Kennel Club, and SD Gunner Fund on Friday, August 26th, 2022, at Victory North in Savannah, GA from 6:00-9:00 PM.
Ms. Veteran America and sexual assault survivor, Elizabeth Luras, will be on-site and available for news interviews. Please let me know if you would like to speak with Ms. Luras so we can coordinate interviews.
Luras competed in Ms. Veteran America, which raises money for homeless female veterans and their children, and she also received the Ms. Resilience award for her extensive work with veterans. The evening will culminate with Elizabeth Luras being presented with a Shiloh Shepherd puppy that will be specially trained as her service dog. Luras suffered military sexual trauma as a young soldier. She has overcome the challenges of the past to help others today, advocating for MST (military sexual trauma) veterans. She can relate to the hardships and unique challenges MST veterans face.
This multi-level event, emceed by Renee LaSalle, will include outdoor activities for children; live music, hors d’oeurves, a silent auction, and cash bar on the first level; community resources such as Girls on the Run, Mary’s Place, Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program, SD Gunner Fund and more on the second level; and on-site crisis counseling on the third level.
Please see the attached Press Release for more information about the event and help us spread awareness about this worthy cause!
*More information about Elizabeth Luras can be found here https://www.wbur.org/npr/478576716/new-report-says-pentagon-not-doing-enough-for-sexual-assault-victims *