FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—REVA was pleased to be represented among the 300 guests at the 2016 KidSafe Gala helping to raise over $100,000 to support the activities of the KidSafe Foundation which is dedicated to educating the public – children, parents, teachers, counselors, organizations – to prevent child sexual abuse, bullying, child trafficking, and internet exploitation. They also educate medical providers in the hospital to recognize the warning signs.
A few years ago this vital work of KidSafe came to the attention of REVA’s Medical Training and Education Manger, Hector Roman, and his wife Nicole, who have attended the Gala each of the last three years. Nicole is a volunteer Angel Mom helping to mentor 18-year-olds released due to age from the foster care system. Many of them have been victims of just what KidSafe is working to prevent, thus her commitment to both.
The Gala evening was celebratory in honor of the multi-Emmy award winning investigative reporter, creator of Dateline NBC’s To Catch A Predator, and author, Chris Hansen, as KidSafe Foundation’s “Child Advocate of the Year.” Years ago, KidSafe founders Sally Berenzweig and Cherie Benjoseph read and were strongly influenced by Mr. Hanson’s book To Catch A Predator. They credit him with helping them develop KidSafe’s internet safety curriculum.
In addition to REVA sponsoring a table for eight, REVA’s Program Director of Clinical Services, Lesa Armstrong, also personally participated in the “A Call to the Heart” silent auction helping to boost its success.
The REVA team attending were a broad representation of the company, among them Shannon Schell, Chief Operating Officer, who commented that “it was a very worthwhile event to support keeping kids safe.” Monique Hyacinthe, a REVA Case Manager, added “I found the KidSafe Gala was very well organized and an enjoyable event. Their cause is very important, and I learned that there’s still a lot more that can be done to protect children. I’m glad I was able to attend.” Nicole Pierce, REVA Chief Flight Nurse, as well as Peter Cacciatore, and Cameron Spanfelner from the REVA Operations Center added their enthusiasm for the cause.
For more information about the work of the KidSafe Foundation, go to: https://www.kidsafefoundation.org/.
Together we can help to keep KidSafe.
Official PDF: REVA – Press Release – KidSafe – 20160816.2