Article by Terry Hughey, Photos by MaryAnn Ketcham
Rising Up From Silence Foundation (R.U.F.S.), Elegant Masquerade Ball
On behalf of the Rising Up From Silence Foundation (R.U.F.S.), we would like to extend a note of thankfulness to everyone who attended R.U.F.S. 2nd. Annual Elegant Affair – “Elegant Masquerade Ball”. It was a great experience having your valuable presence there.
It was the vision of our Board of Directors to inform, encourage, entertain, continue to bring awareness, and to engage with our audience, to give them a better understanding of what R.U.F.S. Foundation is all about. We respectfully like to extend our gratitude to everyone i.e., Speakers, Entertainers and Contributors who made this fundraiser a successful event.
Victims of abuse often stay silent due to many factors. Fear, dependency, lack of self-esteem, hope, and even love, are just a few of the reasons that victims remain silent. Whatever the reason, these individuals often lack the knowledge and support to find their voice and escape their dangerous situation.
R.U.F.S. is dedicated to our mission to support the well-being and healing of all abused victims. We are working toward our vision of providing a safe, long-term or transitional facility that offers emotional, mental, and financial support.
We hope that you will continue to honour us by attending our future events and meetings. Thanks a lot once again for your warm presence at the event.