Singer Haley Reinhart Partners with National Nonprofit 'PAVE' to Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence
Thousands of sexual assaults occur each year across the United States, and statistics show that more than 60 percent go unreported due to the stigma around sexual abuse. National nonprofit PAVE is working to empower and educate people across the country, and across the globe, in an effort to end sexual violence, and to create a safe space for its survivors.
An all-ages benefit concert for the nonprofit organization will be held Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Patio Theater in Chicago's Portage Park neighborhood. American Idol season 10 star, Haley Reinhart will be performing and the event will be emceed by Chicago Bulls entertainment host Roman, who also is a co-host of US99's Stylz & Roman Morning Show. A limited meet and greet with Reinhart is being offered after the performance for fans who participate in a fundraising contest (more information on how to win is at HelpTheMovement.org.)
PAVE was founded in 2001 by Angela Rose, a survivor of sexual violence who was abducted at knifepoint from a suburban Chicago mall at the age of 17. Over the last 17 years, Rose has become a nationally known and internationally respected advocate and activist for victims of sexual violence. She is a frequent national news media contributor for CNN, Good Morning America, Fox News and MSNBC.
The organization provides education and empowerment tools to college students, parents, and civic leaders that promotes respect for oneself and for others. Additionally, it creates a safe space for survivors to thrive after trauma. PAVE is the only national nonprofit that works to prevent sexual assaults and heal survivors through social advocacy, prevention education, and survivor support. PAVE has trained more than 50,000 college students and 2,500 professionals across the country, and has 50 chapters throughout the U.S.
Selah Freedom, an organization that combats human sex trafficking, is also a beneficiary of the concert. The organization is becoming known as the model on how to support and empower survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation.
Tickets for the benefit concert are on sale now at HelpTheMovement.org.