Invitation to the Purple Power Movement; Blogger Soiree Domestic Violence Month Awareness

Blissful Elegance Events and Jericho Road would like to invite you to the Purple Power Movement Blogger Soiree to kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October from 6:30pm-9:30pm on September 27th at Cibar, 56 Irving Place, NYC.

New York, NY, September 18, 2013 --( Blissful Elegance Events has partnered with Jericho Road – a non-profit charged with educating adults and youth about domestic violence - to host a media event to kick off October as National Domestic Violence Month and to inform bloggers of the state of domestic violence awareness.

One in four women (25%) has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime and on average, more than three women and one man are murdered by their intimate partners in this country every day (Domestic Violence Resource Center). As an event planner for “Women’s Events” Denise Best saw firsthand the impact that domestic violence had on both women and men, especially when she found out that two of her dear friends were survivors. This inspired her to create the Purple Power Movement with the mission of spreading domestic violence awareness. This soiree is the start of several awareness raising events and digital campaigns to help victims of DV find the help they need. It is also the kickoff event for the Jericho Road Walk-a-thon for Domestic Violence on October 5th.

“Jericho Road reaches out to adults and youth about domestic violence in a unique and powerful way. They send young men into schools, churches and other non-profit organizations to speak along with domestic violence survivors about how to identify and avoid the trappings of an abusive relationship.” Denise Best, Owner of Blissful Elegance Events explains, “We partnered with them specifically because using young men to distribute their message, as opposed to solely women who are traditionally used, has been found to be effective as it touches both sexes in a distinctive ways. As we all know information is power.”

In addition to the September 27th Soiree, Blissful Elegance Events and Jericho Road have put together a series of online banners that can lead your readers to more information on how to recognize domestic violence in its many forms and get the help they need. They would love to speak to you further about this online awareness raising campaign. Your donation of banner space for October could save a life.

There will be an open wine bar, courtesy of Stack Wines and gift bags for the first 35 attendees.

To RSVP for the Purple Power Movement Blogger Soiree or to find out more information please contact:

About Blissful Elegance Events:
Denise Best, CEO of Blissful Elegance Events Planning, is a certified event planner with over 10 years’ experience. Realizing a need for events that celebrate women of all sizes but especially plus-sized women, Denise launched Blissful Elegance Events in 2005. Blissful Elegance Events is an event planning company which host its own signature events as well as helping other small businesses plan theirs. Blissful Elegance offers a variety of services seminars, panel discussions; fashion shows, mix and mingle events, and more.

About Stack Wines:
Creator and packaging engineer, Matt Zimmer, tired of drinking wine that grew stale in a matter of days and knew he could invent a better packaging solution that combined portability with stylish design. Succeeding in creating a 100% recyclable packaging solution that not only preserves wine longer but allows wine drinkers to enjoy single-serve glasses at home or on-the-go; Stack Wines was formally launched when Zimmer teamed up with fellow MBA alumni Jodi Wynn and Doug Allan. Since 2011, Stack Wines has redefined both consumption possibilities and revolutionized single-serving technology.

About Cibar Lounge:
Located in a stately townhouse in the midst of historic Gramercy Park, Cibar is an upscale martini lounge where guests can relax in front of our fireplaces and enjoy a selection of specialty martinis, classic cocktails and light appetizers from our savory menu. Cibar is open Monday through Friday at 5pm, Saturday at 6pm, featuring DJ's nightly.
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