8th Annual CatFest to raise domestic violence awareness

A local art and music festival is rasing proceeds and awareness for domestic violence victims in the Toledo area.
Published: May. 21, 2023 at 10:33 AM EDT
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*If you need to reach out to The Cocoon for domestic violence support, you can call the 24/7 support line at 419-373-1730 and select option 2. Alternatively, you can visit thecocoon.org to learn more about their services. It’s important to note that The Cocoon provides support to all survivors of domestic and sexual violence, regardless of their gender, gender identity, age, race, religion, ethnicity, or socio-economic status.

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A music and art festival is raising proceeds and awareness for domestic violence in the area.

The eighth annual CatFest will begin Sunday at 12 p.m. at Dexters in Toledo and will go until 9 p.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Cocoon, Wood County’s domestic and sexual violence agency.

According to our media partner The Blade, local activist and artist Dee Brown has been organizing CatFest in honor of Lambert, who she considered a good friend. Brown met Lambert in 2012 and after Lambert was killed by her husband in 2015, Brown knew she had to raise awareness about domestic violence.

The one-day music and art festival will feature 14 bands across two stages, art contests, silent auctions and more to support people directly affected by domestic violence within the area.

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