Westlake High Students Raise Money to Prevent Teen Dating Violence

Robin Givens is Keynote Speaker


Austin, Texas – Actress and author Robin Givens is a survivor of domestic violence after enduring a turbulent marriage to former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. Ms. Givens will tell her personal story and talk about the serious issue of domestic abuse and teen dating violence in light of the recent Chris Brown and Rihanna incident. “A Day to Shine: Prom Day Fashions Morning to Night” will be hosted at the Austin Country Club from 11 a.m. — 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2009 to benefit loveisrespect the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (NTDAH).

GETMAD (Girls Engaged in Making a Difference) and GENTS (Guys Exhibiting Needed Traits in Society), Westlake High School student service organizations, will model prom day attire from Dillard’s for the second annual fashion show to benefit the teen helpline. Last year, the Westlake teens raised $30,000. GETMAD and GENTS seek to serve Austin area organizations that are in need to financial assistance.

Matt Ragland and Reid Umstattd, members of the Austin-based band, nelo, will also perform at the luncheon. The band with an organic, folk and-jazz inspired rock sound will be releasing a new single each month from March through July. Robin Givens will also be signing copies of her book, Grace will Lead me Home.

For more information about teen dating abuse, visit the Helpline on-line at loveisrespect.org or call 1-866-331-9474/1-866-331-8453 TTY.

About loveisrespect

NDVH launched loveisrespect, National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline in 2007, to serve as a source of support and resources for teens involved in dating abuse relationships, their peers, parents, teachers, and friends. The Helpline offers new and innovative services to teens across the country who are experiencing dating abuse and those who are looking to engage in healthy relationships by utilizing technologies that teens use most often: the telephone, web, and chat. Young men and women can anonymously contact trained peer-to-peer advocates by telephone, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. at 1-866-331-9474 or www.loveisrespect.org to chat (IM style).