The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center will present the 7th annual Appetite for Advocacy Luncheon, which highlights the importance of education and child abuse awareness in our community. The luncheon will feature Diana Nyad, an American athlete, journalist, motivational speaker and world record long-distance swimmer, as the keynote speaker.
In 2013 at the age of 64, in her fifth and final attempt, Nyad successfully fulfilled her life-long dream of completing the 110-mile, 53-hour open swim from Cuba to Florida. A survivor of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of her high school swim coach, Nyad speaks candidly about her personal experience and the epidemic of child abuse. In sharing her story, she gives a voice to countless others who have suffered in silence from abuse inflicted by adults they knew and trusted.
Proceeds from the event will support the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center’s work in improving the lives of abused children in Dallas County and providing national leadership on child abuse issues by offering an innovative, multi-disciplinary approach to the investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse cases.