Join Me on My 30 Day Journey
I want you to follow me on a 30 day journey. I do not know what to expect or what is in store, but that is the beauty of it. I value your input and words of wisdom. Yesterday, the doctor said I need to lose weight or I will begin to take insulin. Focusing on work, family, or whatever your passion is, does not always put first on the list; so today, I am putting me first on the list so I can continue giving my best to you and all that we are going to accomplish. After working all weekend on reformatting our website at facsasavethechildren.com, today is being spent on finding sponsors for an upcoming event. So, let’s get started!
My name is Connie Lee and I am the Founder/President of the FACSA Foundation (Family and Friends Fighting Against Child Sexual Assault), in Springhill, La. We are a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) status company, and our EIN# is 26-3280565. We are an all volunteer staff. The FACSA Foundation provides support services for families of child sexual assault, such as attorney’s, counselors, support group, guidance, and what each family needs for their case. We also educate the community on prevention of child sexual assault, through our programs such as the Good Touch/Bad Touch Program from ChildHelp USA; Kid’s Safe ID Kit’s from the National Exploited Children’s Foundation; and the FACSA Defense Program, where we go to schools for free to teach teens about abusive dating relationships, warning signs, and 30 minutes of hands on self defense. I have a Bachelors of Science in Psychology; I am a public speaker and an event planner.
On March 20 & 21, 2012, INXPO will present a nationwide live event, free for sexual assault organizations, hosted by the FACSA Foundation. An example of our INXPO presentation will look similar to this travel EXPO at http://app.virtualtravelevents.com/VVE2011/Event.aspx?rc=home/(Top Browser bar- may have to use firstname.lastname@example.org to sign in). We anticipate 5000 attendees for the first event, but the attendance will increase as it is more publicized. We are asking sexual assault organization’s from across the nation to submit 3-5 minute videos of their organizational mission and services. They can also submit downloadable links for your virtual business cards, flyers, and brochures for their virtual booths; as well as submit art, music, poetry, crafts, wood work, metal art, and personal stories, as well. We have a website to gather the content, that will be posted to the INXPO, at http://facsafoundationvirtualexpo.ning.com/ (you may have to put it in the top browser bar). On the day of the live event, you will be able to view the virtual live event from your computer and see organizations publicized on a national and global platform, speakers, sponsor booths, games, live Q & A chat with organizational members, and a virtual lounge to meet other attendees and participants. Nations who have joined us are Africa, Canada, Russia, Pakistan, India, and the U.K. Some speakers, from the INXPO, will join us in a nationwide speaking tour advocating prevention of sexual assault, for this event is the catalyst for changing the social stigma of child sexual assault; by uniting organizations in a personal easy to access format; by conducting research to implement in developing new state of the art programs that are easy, fun, age appropriate, learning tools; using the research to change public policies; and teaching advocacy and prevention across the nation with the “Holocaust of Innocence Tour”. We are gathering the knowledge and resources for anyone to view 24/7, 365 days a year. We will also be gathering current statistics on how sexual assault is affecting our communities across the nation, socially and economically. Currently the statistics say the direct cost of sexual assault in America costs taxpayers 24.3 billion in direct cost and 69.7 in indirect costs. We know this is incorrect because 90% of victims do not tell from fear, shame, afraid of losing their family, or the perpetrator is someone they love. The staggering cost affects our states, corporations, businesses, educational systems, welfare systems, mental health systems, and criminal justice systems; and why this program format is so important to the development of our nations and children’s future. For a visual representation of the effects of child sexual assault, we have a “Holocaust of Innocence Wall” for survivors to share their experience and place memorabilia, pictures, words, art, etc. on the wall, as we travel across the nation on the “Holocaust of Innocence Tour”, (http://theholocuastofinnocence.blogspot.com/); pictures, art, and word representation can also be emailed to email@example.com, for download, printed and implemented on the Holocaust of Innocence Wall . The INXPO event site, its contents, speakers, and sponsor booths will be able to view the information until next month’s event.
If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact Connie Lee @ 318.539.2571; or email us at facsasavethexhildren.com.
We would love for you to join us on this incredible journey.
Connie Lee/FACSA Foundation/Founder/President
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are only tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson