Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County has announced it will bring two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Aly Raisman to Denton for its annual Champions for Children Breakfast on Nov. 1, 2018.
Raisman is the two-time team captain of the gold medal winning U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Teams in 2012 and 2016. The most decorated U.S. gymnast at the 2012 Games and first American gymnast to win gold in the floor exercise, she stole the hearts of millions during her silver medal performance in the All-Around competition at the 2016 Games. Raisman is the second most decorated American gymnast of all-time with six total Olympic medals and one of two U.S. gymnasts to make back-to-back Olympic teams in more than 15 years.
A leader on and off the floor, Raisman uses her platform to promote positive body image and encourage everyone to be comfortable and confident in their own skin. In her New York Times best-selling memoir, – Fierce – she shares the highs and lows of her journey, including her survival of sexual abuse.
Recently, she came forward with her story of abuse, and put a spotlight on the systematic way she and her teammates were failed by adults around them. Her victim impact at the sentencing trial for her abuser spurred awareness of the issue of child sexual abuse. Raisman continues to share her story to help advocate for sexual abuse survivors and push for systematic changes within the sport of gymnastics.
Sponsorships for the breakfast are now available | Tickets will be available in the fall.
ABOUT CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER FOR DENTON COUNTY
Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County is a non-profit organization that coordinates the investigation of child abuse in a collaborative, child-friendly environment. A team of experts that includes CACDC’s forensic interviewers and family advocates, along with law enforcement, Child Protective Services and prosecutors work together on the investigation. CACDC’s clinical team assists victims and their families with extensive therapy services to heal the wounds of trauma. CACDC also provides child abuse prevention education throughout the community to teach adults who work with children how to recognize and report child abuse. Find out more on the organization’s website.