November 9, 2010 - The Community Coalition on Family Violence and Mercy Health Partners presented the Anita Gregg Memorial Luncheon today at the Foundry.
The luncheon was a tribute to those who work with victims of domestic violence. The luncheon is named for Anita Gregg, a caring, compassionate Knoxville woman who was a registered nurse at St. Mary's. She and her son lost their lives to domestic violence on Nov. 7, 1996.
Knox Mayor Tim Burchett presented a City/County joint proclamation declaring Nov. 9, 2010 as "A Day Of Remembrance and Awareness Of Domestic Violence."
Yolanda Fairell, MS was guest speaker at the luncheon and she also presented a special learning session earlier in the day for those working with victims and others in the care giving professions. Fairell is a motivational speaker who helps empower individuals by sharing candidly about her own journey from poverty, addiction, and depression to a life of professionalism, purpose, and wealth consciousness. More info is available at her website at www.yolandaspeaks.com.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Anita Gregg Memorial Fund which supports community awareness, education and domestic violence prevention.