On June 6th, Julia Duresky teamed up with Julie Weil to host a women’s self-defense class in Downtown West Palm Beach. The event was held at Haute Yoga, 225 Clematis St, Suite 200; who generously donated their space. All of the proceeds from this event went to the Butterfly House awareness and supplies. We look forward to another successful event in the future.
Please see the event details below:
0/6 Women’s Self-Defense Class
1 out of 6 women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetimes. Let’s turn that stat to zero together learning how to be aware and defend yourself in case of an attack. The venue, instructors, snacks & wine are ALL donated so 100% of the profits will go directly to Butterfly House, a rape crisis center for Palm Beach County, inspired in part by rape survivor, Julie Weil.
In 2002, Julie, a mother of two, was abducted in her church parking lot at noon with her children. She was raped four times in front of her children that day in the Everglades. I tell you this not to shock but so you realize it truly can be anyone, anywhere, at anytime.
Join me for a two-hour self-defense class with martial arts professional Howard Freedland and his black belt team of Jupiter Traditional Martial Arts Club followed by a social hour with wine and snacks.
Tickets are just $25 with a small online transaction fee. As always, please feel free to donate any amount you would like to contribute to Butterfly House. Every $10 provides a shower, toothbrush, cotton underwear, clean clothes, and flip-flops so she may begin her recovery afresh. Please visit their website http://www.not-just-me.com
Photos from the event: