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Jane Doe NO MOre
Premier Subaru of Watertown presented Jane Doe No More with a check for $9291.58 from Subaru's Share the Love 2013-2014 Charity Campaign.
From left to right: Bob Bennett, District Sales Manager, Subaru of New England; Robert J. Alvine, President, Premier Subaru Watertown and Branford; Donna Palomba, Founder, Jane Doe No More.
Mark your calendars for Friday, March 21st as Jane Doe No More and presenting sponsor, The Petit Family Foundation, host the 5th Annual Dr. Henry C. Lee Award & Recognition Dinner at the Waterview in Monroe, CT. Two outstanding individuals will be recognized for their extraordinary commitment and unwavering dedication to ending the silence, and improving the lives of sexual assault survivors.
The Waterbury Regional Chamber’s Y.P.O.W.R. – Young Professionals of Waterbury Region - will launch a three part “Influential Business: CEO Speaker Series – Making It Happen” beginning Friday, January 24 with Charles Boulier III, president and CEO of Ion Bank. The series will continue on Friday, February 7 with Paula Van Ness, president and CEO of the Connecticut Community Foundation, and Donna Palomba, founder of Jane Doe No More will be the final speaker on Friday, February 21, 2014.
Danielle Rodgers of Naugatuck slams an elbow into a pad.
Every two minutes, someone in the United States is raped. The vast majority (nine out of ten) are women; 80% are under the age of 30, 44% are under the age of 18. Since 2009, Jane Doe No More, Incorporated has partnered with the professional team at East Coast Training Systems to deliver self defense classes to women and girls ages 12 and older. Our Escape Alive™ Survival Skills program is designed to give women and girls a fighting chance in the face of attack.
Jane Doe No More, Inc. has received a $7,000 grant from the Petit Family Foundation to help fund free self-defense classes for women. Since 2009, Jane Doe No More has offered fee-based, Escape Alive Survival Skills classes for women and girls. Developed and delivered by the professional team at East Coast Training Systems, Escape Alive participants learn personal safety strategies and physical techniques designed to disable assailants and enable escape.
“Escape Alive is not only one of our core programs,” explained Jane Doe No More executive director Debra Meyers, “but one of the programs and partnerships we are most proud of. We are thrilled that the Petit Family Foundation will now join us in that partnership, and that they do so in such a meaningful way.”
Jane Doe No More founder Donna Palomba provided expert commentary during a news segment on New York television station WPIX 11 this week. She will be featured again this Friday, April 6, on Connecticut’s Fox 61 news during the 9:00AM news hour.
Left to right, Donna Palomba, Dr. William Petit and Dr. Henry C. Lee
The Petit Family Foundation and Sikorsky Finance Women’s Forum will be honored during Jane Doe No More’s 3rd annual Dr. Henry C. Lee Awards and Recognition Dinner. The event takes place Friday, March 16 at The Waterview, Monroe, CT. Program sponsorships and reserved tables are now available.
Story By Chelsea Murray
Catherine Rodgers of Naugatuck learns to evade a choke hold. Photos By John Murray
I was robbed my last night in Greece.
After watching the sunset from the Acropolis, myself and two friends took a short cut back to our apartment. On our way through the cobblestone streets we encountered a young Gypsy couple, who stepped out of the shadows looking for a smoke. My friend gave them a cigarette and loaned out his favorite lighter. After small talk about how quiet the streets were, the man pocketed the lighter. My friend calmly protested and asked for his lighter back. Instead of the lighter, the Gypsy pulled out a switchblade and thrust it against my friend’s throat.
Story By John Murray
Donna Palomba continues to fight back.
This time it’s not against a masked rapist, two incompetent Waterbury police officers, or an insensitive newspaper; now Palomba and her Jane Doe No More organization are taking on modern American society, and its response to sexual assault.