Giving Back: Raising Awareness on Domestic Violence and the Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties

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On a daily basis, we thank our lucky stars for the opportunities we have as a team and as individuals at work and at home. As a staff, we are blessed to have one another to rely upon and we are very proud of the work we do with amazing patients from all over the world under the leadership of a compassionate and remarkably talented boss, Dr. Goldman. In most cases, as a team, we are able to change lives, help patients feel better about themselves and feel supported, and provide them with new tools to be more confident. Thankfully, our work at Beachwood and Westlake Plastic Surgery affords us the ability to extend our resources, both time and money, to the community at large.

Working with The Community for A Great Goal

This year, with the help of our staff and our patients, we are proud to announce that we have raised $15,000 for the Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties. Over the course of five weeks, leading up to the New Year (2015), we featured one procedure each week. Patients received a discount on these selected procedures and the proceeds were attributed to this special fund.

According to the Center for Disease Control, an average of 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year.

Helping a Remarkable Place Empower Families

Domestic violence is something very personal—a situation that often makes people afraid to speak up for a number of reasons. We selected the Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties to raise awareness about the devastating effects of abuse on women and families and the shelter’s undeniable value to the community. We feel that that providing resources to such a remarkable space can only empower families to make the decision to take action and ease some of the fear involved in removing one’s self from a violent situation.

More specifically, the funds will be used to remodel rooms at the new facility recently acquired by the Battered Women’s Shelter. We are elated that we can contribute to providing a space in which women and children can feel safe and secure.

Raising Awareness and Making a Difference

Giving back and supporting local charities and causes have always been an integral component the culture of Beachwood and Westlake Plastic Surgery. Here we have a forum to raise awareness and make the difference we may not normally be able to as individuals. We thank all of our patients who helped us reach this milestone in our giving history and urge you to take a look at the good work the staff and volunteers at the Battered Women’s Shelter do on a daily basis.