Elizabeth Smart to Speak at Healing & Hope Luncheon

Child survivor, advocate and author Elizabeth Smart will be the guest speaker at the 4th Annual Fort Bend Women’s Center’s Healing and Hope Luncheon at the Sugar Land Marriott Time Square in Sugar Land on October 17, 2019.

At age 14, Smart was taken from her bed in the middle of the night and was victimized for 9 long months by her abusive captors, before being returned to her parents by police on March 12, 2003, making headlines nationwide. Smart will share her personal story and how she transformed from victim to advocate, traveling the country to educate and spread healing & hope to others.

Smart founded the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, which aims to end crimes against other victims. She is also involved with the National AMBER Alert, The Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act and other safety legislation in the country. Smart has released two books sharing her story of tragedy and how she is healing and moving forward.

The Healing and Hope Luncheon is Fort Bend Women’s Center’s annual keynote event, in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Fort Bend Women’s Center is the only domestic violence and sexual assault emergency shelter and crisis hotline in Fort Bend County, providing support services such as counseling, advocacy and case management for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Fort Bend Women’s Center CEO, Vita Goodell said: “We are very pleased to have Elizabeth Smart speak at this year’s luncheon. Her story demonstrates an outcome that we would hope for all of our clients and strive to help them to achieve every day. We are beyond grateful for all of the supporters who make that possible by continuing to bring healing & hope to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children. We could not do this work without them.”

Sponsorship packages begin at $1,500 for a table of 10 and can be purchased here.

Individual tickets are also available starting at $100 via Eventbrite.

For more information, contact Patty Holt, Events Manager at 281-344-5761 or pholt@fbwc.org.