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Hope Rising

Standing with Survivors

Oct. 4, 2023

2022 Hope Rising Event

As part of our efforts to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Helpmate hosts a very special event each October.  These events serve to raise awareness around domestic violence and to provide needed resources to support this work.  We are grateful that hundreds of people participate and respond with enthusiasm.  Thank you for being a community that cares so deeply about the vulnerable among us.

Thank you to those who craft this meaningful event:  Lauren Karlsson, Chair, Pam Bailey, Beverly Brignolo, Joyce Greene,  and Ceil Sanow. 

While there is no cost to attend the event, we rely on Table Hosts to invite our guests. 

2023 Table Hosts:

The Asheville Police Department

Katherine and Regi Blackburn

Beverly A. Brignolo

Terri Brne

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Susan Denne

Donna Ensley

Joe Fishleigh

Kerry Friedman

Joyce Greene

Barbara and Larry Griswold

Nikki Harris

Ed Herro and Whitney Anderson

Cindy Ireland/Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club

Peter Kanipe

Hannah Kitt

Michelle Kostlich

Joni Lisenbee

Art Mandler

Rick Manske

Sue and Ray McClinton

LeNoir Medlock

Merritt and Madeline Moseley

Fran Paschall

Ginny Raviotta

Graham and Jennifer Reynolds

Ceil Sanow

Gail Sobel

Bonnie and Tom Spradling

John Stewart

Don Swaby/Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club

Lucy Wheeler

Kristy Wilson

Christy Winer/Junior League of Asheville

For more information about this annual event, please contact Pam King, Development Director, 828.254.2968 ext. 145 or