Over their lifetime, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience domestic violence in the U.S. In Arizona, more than 25,000 arrests in 2010 were linked to domestic violence situations. And, in 2014, more than 100 deaths in Arizona were linked to domestic-violence related events.
Those are startling statistics, but a few people connected to Pine Canyon are working to make a difference. Pine Canyon residents Lauren and Mark Teahen founded a charitable event called Driving Out Domestic Violence several years ago, and they’re preparing for its eighth-annual, two-day fundraiser in early November. The Teahens founded the event to honor Lauren’s late mother, who experienced an abusive relationship.
Driving Out Domestic Violence, which features a celebrity golf tournament at Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale on November 2, and a celebrity gala the following night at Ross Aviation in Scottsdale, benefits Chrysalis, a domestic violence support organization that has been serving families in the Valley for 37 years.
To support the event, Pine Canyon has made a donation, knowing all funds raised will assist Chrysalis, an organization where Deana Keck, Pine Canyon’s designated broker and executive vice president of community development and sales, also serves as a board member.
Tickets are still available for the golf tournament and the gala, which includes a mobile auction. To learn more, visit https://noabuse.org/upcoming-events/.