Thursday, April 19, 2012

CONTACT Celebrates Moving From Breaking Point to Turning Point

CONTACT held its sixteenth annual Spirit of CONTACT luncheon on Friday, March 30 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in the Khmer Pavilion. This year's theme was From Breaking Point to Turning Point: Faces of Hope. Jan and Fred Hegi and Texas Health Resources were honored as the 2012 Spirit of CONTACT award recipients. 

Martha and Doug Hawthorne, Jan and Fred Hegi

This annual luncheon is CONTACT's largest fundraiser of the year and featured Lee and Bob Woodruff as keynote speakers. The couple spoke of their journey from crisis to healing and drew a standing ovation from over 600 people in attendance.

President and Mrs. Gerald Turner with The Woodruffs   

"This year's Spirit of CONTACT event was a great success. We are so grateful to the Woodruffs for sharing their story with the Dallas community. Their journey from breaking point to turning point highlights why CONTACT works every day to help those in need in our community. A crisis is never something someone should have to go through on their own. Our over 300 volunteers work 24/7/365 to ensure that no one has to face his or her darkest moments alone. " said Benaye Rogers, Executive Director of CONTACT.

Tucker Enthoven and Meredith Camp, Co-Chairs of the Luncheon, & Benaye Rogers, Executive Director of CONTACT

CONTACT averages more than 41,000 calls per year, with 1,500 of these being suicide interventions. Additionally, the agency makes more than 15,000 referrals to other DFW metroplex resources and educates more than 7,000 teens, teachers, counselors and parents about depression, suicide, bullying and dating violence.

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