‘Kids Are Our Business’ fundraiser luncheon features Seattle news anchor Molly Shen

For the first time, the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center will conduct its major fundraising event in Tukwila. And this year the agency's fundraiser is a luncheon, not a breakfast. KCSARC has scheduled its “Kids Are Our Business” luncheon for Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the Doubletree Hotel at Southcenter.

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For the first time, the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center will conduct its major fundraising event in Tukwila.

And this year the agency’s fundraiser is a luncheon, not a breakfast.

KCSARC has scheduled its “Kids Are Our Business” luncheon for Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the Doubletree Hotel at Southcenter.

At the lunch, the community can learn more about the services offered by the Renton-based organization and hear inspirational stories of overcoming sexual assault.

KOMO4 News anchor Molly Shen, a survivor of childhood sexual assault herself, will emcee the event.

“We are so grateful to have the support of so many companies, state and local agencies, and individuals throughout South King County – key for KCSARC as 62 percent of our clients come from this area – and we are excited to have the chance to create a single event where all of our friends can come together in one place,” said Mary Ellen Stone, executive director of KCSARC.

The community’s support allows KCSARC’s services to be offered free of charge to victims and their families.

The comprehensive sexual assault resources offered to the community include a 24-hour resource line, prevention and education training, therapy, legal advocacy and parent education.

KCSARC’s fundraising goal for the luncheon is $40,000 from a combination of corporate and individual contributions. Thus far, $10,000 from local businesses has been secured and there are additional sponsorships available from $500 to $10,000, for the Premier sponsorship.

Longtime supporters Theresa Hebert and Larry Crozier have offered $15,000 as a challenge match opportunity to encourage 15 people to become new major donors with contributions of $1,000 or more.

More than 250 people are expected to attend this luncheon. There is no charge to attend the event, but registration is requested. To register or for more information, contact Alix Compton, KCSARC’s special events manager, by phone at 206-841-2804 by e-mail at acompton@kcsarc.org.081810

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