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Purses with a Purpose 2017


Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place 11:00-2:00PM

Welcome to our 12th annual “Purses with a Purpose” luncheon being held at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place on October 13th, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. This luncheon has been sold out for the past 6 years with approximately 300 attendees. The luncheon features a live auction of new designer purses, silent auction, raffles, and vendors. Our guest speaker is domestic violence survivor, Melissa Dohme Hill.

In 2012 Melissa was brutally attacked by her ex-boyfriend who stabbed her 32 times in the neck, face, arms, and hands attempting to take her life. He did not succeed. Following that horrific night and her miraculous recovery, Melissa developed the conviction to become an advocate and speak out against domestic violence. Melissa has been featured in national and international publications and television shows, including: People Magazine, 48 HOURS “Live to Tell”, Inside Edition, Good Morning America, Today Show, BBC News, Fox News, CNN, Nancy Grace on HLN, Investigative Discovery and many more. There is a happy ending to this story; in March of 2016 Melissa married one of the EMT’s who helped save her life, Cameron Hill.

All money raised during this fundraising event goes directly to the survivors we support and the programs and services we offer.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact Beverly DeMeyer @ 321-726-0402 or via email Thank you for your patience and support as we worked through this.