Who will you Dine Out for? That’s the question being asked around Tucson as “Dine Out for Safety” returns on April 22nd for its 19th year. The facts are staggering:
- Someone is affected by sexual violence every 2.5 minutes.
- One in five women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime.
- By age of 18, one in six boys and one in four girls will experience sexual assault.
We’re asking our communities to help us help those in need. Dine Out for Safety is a unique and fun community-wide event that encourages the community to support survivors of sexual abuse and assault by simply gathering up their friends and family and dining out. On April 22nd, restaurants in the Tucson metro area have joined in the effort by agreeing to donate a portion of sales to Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault in an effort to increase awareness about their vital services. 100% of the proceeds will stay in the local community to support survivors of sexual violence.
The Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA) is a community resource that provides education and support for individuals and families impacted by sexual trauma. SACASA provides a safe place for survivors to gain strength, learn coping skills, and develop trusting, caring relationships. This event is held each year in April as it is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Special thanks to the Community Partnership of Southern Arizona, MIXfm and The Groove, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson News Now/KOLD13, Comcast, Advision Outdoor, Cox Media and many other local businesses for their sponsorships of the event.
More information about the event and an updated list of participating restaurants are available at http://www.sacasa.org/home/dine-out-for-safety/.