Interface’s 5th Annual Hope & Light Benefit

The 5th Annual Interface Children & Family Services Hope & Light Community Benefit was held on Saturday, September 29, at Sherwood Country Club. Over 350 philanthropic guests were treated to “The Greatest Show” performed by Rage Entertainment to raise more than $500,000 for the organization that helps heal and protect at-risk community members from the trauma of abuse, human trafficking, and homelessness. Youth dancers sent a powerful message, with lead dancer Colton Burton and Rage founder, Veda Burton, making an emotional appeal based on Veda’s experience of rescuing Colton at age 3 from an abusive home. Andrew Firestone returned for a fourth year as the event host.

Elizabeth Yi, event co-chair, emphasized that one in four people are victims of domestic violence. It is important to realize that you have a voice and are not alone. An anonymous hotline is provided by Interface at 1.800.636.6738. To learn more about Interface Children & Family Services, visit

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