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Human Options’ Fall Fundraiser Features Victor Rivas Rivers

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Victor Rivas Rivers, New YorkTimes best-selling author of “A Private Family Matter,” actor and spokesperson for the National Network to End Domestic Violence is the featured speaker for Human Options’ annual fall fundraising luncheon will be held on Tuesday, October 18 at the Balboa Bay Club. This year’s theme is “Domestic Violence is Everyone’s Issue.”

All proceeds will support Human Options’ mission to help battered women, their families and the entire community break the cycle of domestic violence.

As the national spokesperson for the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Rivas Rivers uses his own harrowing story of surviving a home where abuse took place on the level of torture to raise awareness about what he considers our greatest, yet most curable disease. He is currently part of Verizon Wireless’ new campaign as a Verizon Community Champion for his work to end domestic violence and will share this remarkable story of survival and hope at the October 18 luncheon.

Co-chairs Jennifer and Louis Bojorquez and Julie Demlow Sofferman and Jeff Sofferman welcome the support of both attendees and underwriters at this important event that sustains life-saving and life-changing domestic violence programs throughout Orange County.

Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. and the program starts promptly at noon. Individual tickets are $150 and underwriting opportunities are available. The Balboa Bay Club is located at 1221 West Coast Highway in Newport Beach. Contact MaryKate Gerevas at 949.737.5242, ext. 318 for tickets or further information.

About Human Options:

For 30 years Human Options has been working to stop the cycle of domestic violence. The organization’s vision is a community in which every woman and every child is safe in their own home every single day. Last year the organization provided services and prevention programs to over 20,000 individuals. Independent research studies have proven the effectiveness of Human Options’ intensive programs in freeing families from domestic violence. The organization provides a full continuum of services to stop the violence – from prevention and early intervention programs to emergency shelter and long-term transitional housing and follow up support.

For further information about Human Options or the Fall Luncheon call 949.737.5242 or visit www.humanoptions.org.

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