Cancer and domestic violence fundraiser Thursday at The Pinnacle

Published: Aug. 21, 2017 at 10:20 PM EDT
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Two local women are coming together this Thursday for a family-friendly community fundraiser. The mission behind the connection is to support people effected by cancer and domestic violence.

Paula Walters is the Founder of Standing Courageous, Inc. Walters is constantly finding ways to help victims of domestic violence.

"Our first year we provided about $60,000 worth of free training and we've done another 20-30 since then," said Walters.

Standing Courageous, Inc. is funded solely by people in the community.

Walters knew it would be a smart decision to come together with Jean Schoen, the Founder of Cancer Connection of NWO, Inc. for a community fundraiser.

"This event not only raises money for the free programs that we offer, in turn it increases visibility," said Schoen.

Thursday at The Pinnacle from 5-8 p.m. everyone is invited to Twylite Thursdays.

Walters added, "we're going to have some dancing, music, dinner, a couple fundraising events, raffles and stuff like that."

Thursday evening guests will learn about their programs and how to get involved.

"Unfortunately, statistics show that 1-of-3 of us will be diagnosed and because of our free programs and that fact that we do serve all ages, including children, it's good to know there's a place around in case you need it."

The Pinnacle is located at 1772 Indian Wood Circle in Maumee.