May 5, 2017

FCR's second annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration of Women was another great success! The event featured a silent auction, raffle, and authentic Mexican fare. All proceeds from the event are being used toward the provision of services.

Nearly 175 people helped celebrate three outstanding women who have dedicated their lives to making our community a better place to live and grow:

Monique Aleman, a Brockton native, has over 30 years of experience in marketing, media relations and community building in a variety of health care organizations. In her most recent position she was responsible for managing a $5 million Community Benefits program that served the needs of children and families throughout our region.
Lynnel Cox is the founder of Hand Delivered Hope, an organization that brings hope, resources and support to people impacted by addiction who are homeless and living on the streets. Her mission is to break the stigma of addiction and make sure the basic needs of those in active addiction are not neglected. She firmly believes that hope heals.
Elisa Fontes, a Brockton Community Resource police officer, is specially trained to conduct rape and domestic violence investigations and to assist families dealing with domestic violence and other issues of trauma. She has developed a strong relationship with residents of all backgrounds and works tirelessly to ensure that Brockton is a safe place for children and families.

Guests were also inspired by the words of a survivor who gave first-hand testimony about what it means to be a victim of domestic abuse and how the guidance and support of advocates at FCR have helped her rebuild her life and achieve a brighter future. Special thanks to Felicita Sepulveda and her dance troupe, Thorny Lea CC for providing excellent food and a terrific atmosphere, and all of the volunteers and community members who helped make the evening an overwhelming success. 

This event would not have been possible without the generosity and support of community members and businesses. Click here to see a list of our sponsors and auction donors. A special "thank you" to our Smoky Quartz & Platinum and Mariachi Gold sponsors:

Smoky Quartz and Platinum Sponsor

Mariachi Gold Presenting Sponsor



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