BENEFITING: LILLIAN AND LILLIAN FOUNDATION INC
EVENT DATE: Oct 23, 2016
Steven Deaver wrote -
Lillian Katherine Leak was in an abusive relationship. After suffering physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her husband, Lillian waited until he was not at home and quickly began to devise a plan. She left her 5 year old son, Risshan, with her mother and rushed home to pack. Relieved that she was able to leave home before her husband arrived, Lillian was convinced she would be safe at her mother’s residence. Unfortunately, that evening, Lillian’s husband came to her mother’s home and brutally murdered them both with a sawed-off shotgun. He did not bring physical harm to his Stepson Risshan. On that tragic day, I lost my mother, Lillian Catherine and I also lost my only sibling Lillian Katherine. Thus is the story behind our organization, Lillian and Lillian Foundation.
Coinciding with Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) in October, the Lillian and Lillian Foundation will host its Inaugural Annual Benefit Gala on October 23, 2016, at the Bridgewater (New Jersey) Marriot Hotel from 4-7pm. It will honor 15 individuals and organizations for their outstanding leadership to combat abuse and bullying. Among the awardees: NFL Detroit Lions football star and New Jersey native Tahir Whitehead, TD Bank, and several high school students who have made invaluable contributions to the Foundation.