Restoring innocence Child Rescue Coalition shares stories of success at inaugural fundraising event
Make a lasting impact in the lives of abused children around the world at the Child Rescue Coalition’s “Inaugural Benefit.”
The organization is hosting its inaugural fundraiser Dec. 9 at 5:30 p.m. Taking place at Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Huizenga Pavilion, the elegant and inspirational affair will inform guests about the sophisticated technology used by the Boca Raton-based nonprofit to enable law enforcement to track, arrest and convict child abusers. Guests will also hear compelling real life stories about the success of the organization’s child rescue efforts.
The evening’s special guest is John Walsh, host and creator of “America’s Most Wanted.” Other guests include Aphrodite Jones, host of Investigation Discovery’s “True Crime with Aphrodite Jones,” and Los Angeles-based comedian Dana Goldberg.
The fundraiser will also honor a local law enforcement officer who has demonstrated success in using the Child Rescue Coalition’s technology.
The Child Protection System technology, developed by the late Hank Asher, has successfully aided in the prosecution and conviction of more than 6,000 online predators and rescued more than 1,000 abused children in the past three years. Hank’s daughters continue fighting for this mission and to provide the technology to law enforcement officials around the world at no cost.
“It was our father’s dream to restore innocence in the lives of children around the world and my sister Desiree and I are proud to continue his legacy today,” said Carly Asher Yoost, president. “We hope this beautiful event will inform, engage and compel our local community to act on behalf of children.”
The Asher family is the driving force behind the existence of Child Rescue Coalition and has vigorously championed its invaluable service to the local and global community. Desiree Asher is graciously underwriting the entire event, and every dollar raised will go directly toward the organization.
Proceeds will increase law enforcement utilization, enhance community awareness and expand the technological capability of the program.
The VIP cocktail reception begins at 5:30 p.m., and the program begins at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a live and silent auction. Tickets are $275 per person. The Child Rescue Coalition is partially funded by the Salah Foundation, a private foundation dedicated to supporting the economically disadvantaged, the young, the elderly and the disabled.
Sponsors include TransUnion, Furr & Cohen, P.A., Wells Fargo Bank, Gunster and Farlie Turner & Co.
For more information, call 954-593-5518 or email Colleen Lockwood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Noreen Salah Burpee, left, Alvin Goldstein and Debra Vogel
Lt. Robert Norvis, left, Sgt. Charlotte Hierrezuelo, Sgt. Hector Martinez, Detective Keven Dupree, Maj. Victor London, Officer Kathy Collins, Detective Rob Mauro, Assistant Chief Douglas MacDougall and Detective Tracy Figone