According to the Georgia Commission on Family Violence, Georgia ranks 8th in the nation for its rate of domestic violence crimes; that’s 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men in the state of Georgia who have been assaulted by an intimate partner at least once.

One-hundred-fifty survivors of domestic violence will receive complimentary makeovers, participate in an etiquette course and featured on a celebrity-filled red carpet as honorees at the Alma G. Davis Foundation‘s 9th annual “Dinner for Divas” gala this Saturday, June 16, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis (265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta) in downtown Atlanta.

“Acts of domestic violence are ruining lives and families,” says Alma G. Davis, a survivor of domestic violence, who established the Foundation in 2005 to help others turn their lives around.  “Women, men, and children are crying for help and what we do is offer them encouragement, hope, and the tools they need to rebuild their lives.”

Each year, the Alma G. Davis Foundation hosts the gala to empower domestic violence survivors by honoring the brave women and girls who endured the brutality of abuse and currently reside in shelters.

Celebrity hosts for this year’s event include Atlanta’s CBS46 news anchor Sharon Reed and actor/comedian, Jonathan Slocumb.  The keynote speaker will be Essence Magazine’s Editor-At-Large, Mikki Taylor.

General admission tickets are $125 per person. VIP tickets which include a private reception are $200 per person. All donors can choose to sponsor survivors for the event. Corporate support for the gala includes The Cochran Law Firm – Atlanta, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Synovus Bank, UPS, Inpax Shipping Solutions, Mutual of Omaha and Georgia Pacific.

(photo: Alma G. Davis Foundation)

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