PCPADV welcomes LaCour-Belyn

On October 30, the PCPADV welcomed Celeste LaCour-Belyn, who spoke about teenage dating violence to a crowd of 29 local attendees. LaCour-Belyn's daughter, Leigh, was killed by her ex-boyfriend in 2011. Since that time, LaCour-Belyn has founded Leigh's Legacy Foundation and has dedicated her life to educating parents and teens about the red flags and dangers of teenage dating violence. Pictured (left to right): Brook Davis (shelter advocate/crisis intervention worker), Jessica Wright (partnership intern), Jessica Hall (victim services advocate), Robin Riddle (victim services coordinator), Celeste LaCour-Belyn (guest speaker, founder of Leigh's Legacy Foundation), Annette Jenkins (executive director), Felicia Diaz-Taylor (family services coordinator), and Mary Keller (shelter advocate). 

On October 30, the Pike County Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PCPADV) welcomed Celeste LaCour-Belyn to speak to the community as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Lacour-Belyn shared the story of her 18-year-old daughter who was killed by her ex-boyfriend in August 2011. 

"Since the tragic event, she has established Leigh's Legacy Foundation and has dedicated her life to sharing her daughter's story and educating parents and teens on the red flags and dangers of teenage dating violence," said Felicia Diaz-Taylor, family services coordinator at PCPADV. 

Lunch was provided to those in attendance during the event, which served as a rally that encouraged the public to "take a stand against teenage dating violence," said Diaz-Taylor. 

"The event was open to the community and was advertised via Facebook, the Partnership Newsletter, and through flyers," she said. "There were 29 in attendance." 

Those who are interested in receiving the PCPADV Newsletter may email partnershipfelicia@yahoo.com to be added to the mailing list. Upcoming events at PCPADV are also available at facebook.com/Pike-County-Partnership-Against-Domestic-Violence.

For more information about Leigh's Legacy Foundation, visit leighslegacy.org


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