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Cleveland Rape Crisis Center to Welcome Glennon Doyle Melton as Keynote Speaker for Faces of Change Luncheon on April 13, 2017

January 12, 2017

Cleveland, OH (January 12, 2017) – On Thursday, April 13, 2017, Glennon Doyle Melton will share her story of resilience and overcoming adversity in a keynote speech for Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s Faces of Change Luncheon from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown, 100 Lakeside Ave. E., Cleveland, OH 44114. Tickets are available now for purchase at

Glennon Doyle Melton is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Carry On, Warrior, and the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Love Warrior. In her self-appointed role as truth teller Glennon describes her personal process of accepting pain without suffering. Glennon believes that by embracing courage, we can stop hiding, competing and striving for the mirage of perfection.

Glennon is also the founder of Momastery, a worldwide online gathering place for people who are tired of making life harder by pretending it isn’t hard. The rules of Momastery are consistent and simple: Be brave enough to tell your story, be kind enough to let others tell theirs.

“We are thrilled that Glennon Doyle Melton will be our keynote speaker,” said Sondra Miller, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center President & CEO. “She has overcome adversity in her own life, and now empowers millions of people through her work. Her story of resilience and overcoming adversity is a message that many of our clients relate to every day.”

The Faces of Change Luncheon is a community event that raises awareness and financial support for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. This event seeks to attract 1,000 people and raise $275,000 to benefit the Center’s programs.

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center will honor Tom Galvin with a Face of Change Award during the luncheon. Mr. Galvin is a retired designer who volunteered his time to create the Center’s new main office in downtown Cleveland. The all-star Sing Out! Chorale will also make a special appearance. Sponsorships and tickets are available by calling 216-619-6194 ext. 106 or by visiting


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About Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

The mission of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse, promote healing and prevention, and advocate for social change. With more than 50 employees and 100 volunteers, the Center reaches more than 28,000 people each year through its counseling, advocacy, prevention and training services in Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula Counties.

For more information, visit or call 216-619-6194. The Center’s 24-hour rape crisis and support hotline is 216-619-6192 (call/text) or