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Love Over Violence Event (L.O.V.E.)

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Name: Love Over Violence Event (L.O.V.E.)
Date: February 17, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM CST
Safe Passage Love Over Violence Event
Event Description:
Safe Passage, DeKalb County’s domestic violence and sexual assault crisis center, will host their annual Valentine’s Day themed fundraiser on February 17th, 2023. This will be the first Love Over Violence Event (L.O.V.E.) since 2020.

L.O.V.E. will be held at Blumen Gardens in Sycamore from 6:00pm to 9:30pm. The event will include an evening of decadent appetizers, cocktails, dancing, and a raffle.

“We want to celebrate Valentine's Day with our community,” says Safe Passage’s Executive Director, Mary Ellen Schaid. “Our agency values safe and healthy relationships and tries to help our clients attain this. Our Love Over Violence doesn’t just celebrate love, it celebrates survivors of both domestic and sexual violence who continue to love despite their experiences .Please join us at the 3rd annual L.O.V.E. Event!”

Tickets are $75 per person and include a signature drink. Tickets are available for purchase online at, by phone at 815.758.1225, or at the Egyptian Theatre Box Office (135 N 2nd Street, DeKalb). The box office is open Tuesday thru Thursday, 3:00 – 6:00 PM.

Safe Passage is DeKalb County’s only domestic violence and rape crisis center. In addition to safe housing, the organization offers crisis intervention and medical advocacy for victims, counseling, legal advocacy, children’s services, prevention programming, and a partner abuse intervention program. The organization serves men, women, and children of all ages. All services at Safe Passage are free and confidential.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, or learning more, please visit or call Safe Passage’s Development Director, Christine Kalina, at 815.756.7930 ext. 145.
Blumen Gardens
403 Edward St, Sycamore, IL 60178
Date/Time Information:
February 17th, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Contact Information:
Christine Kalina, at 815.756.7930 ext. 145
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