FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- May 17, 2019
Media Contact: Emily Rothrock Tate
Calm Waters Hosts Inaugural Ripples of Hope Benefit Breakfast
Event Will Feature Elizabeth Clinton, Keynote Speaker from Netflix Documentary, The Innocent Man
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Calm Waters Center for Children and Families, the only grief center in Central Oklahoma offering free grief support services to children and families, will host its inaugural benefit breakfast, Ripples of Hope, on Thursday, June 6 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at the Will Rogers Theatre, 4322 N. Western Ave., Oklahoma City.
The event will feature keynote speaker, Elizabeth Clinton, whose father was one of four men wrongly convicted of a tragic murder in Ada, Oklahoma, leaving her without a father for the 12 years he was in prison. Her family’s story was featured in the compelling Netflix and John Grisham documentary and book, The Innocent Man, released December 2018.
“It is such an honor to be the keynote speaker at Ripples of Hope and to be able to share my personal grief journey,” said Elizabeth Clinton. “I believe in the power of what Calm Waters does in the community, especially for children and families like my own who have been through very traumatic life experiences, and it is my hope that my story will be an inspiration to others.”
“We are incredibly honored to have Elizabeth as the keynote speaker for our inaugural benefit breakfast and know her story will strike a chord with those who attend,” said Erin Engelke, Calm Waters Executive Director. “She and her father, Dennis, have experienced tremendous loss in their lives and, as a result, understand the importance of other children and families receiving help through Calm Waters free grief support programs.”
Premiere sponsors for Ripples of Hope include Sonic, Bank of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Thunder, Inasmuch Foundation and OG&E.
All proceeds from Ripples of Hope will benefit Calm Waters, which provides free grief support services for children and families on their grief journey caused by death, divorce or other significant loss. Individual tickets are available for $50 each and sponsorship levels range from $500-$5,000. To purchase tickets, please visit calmwaters.org or call 405-841-4800.
About Calm Waters Center for Children and Families
Calm Waters Center for Children and Families provides free grief support services for children and families on their grief journey caused by death, divorce or other significant loss. Since beginning in 1992, Calm Waters has served more than 40,000 individuals across the Greater OKC Metro Area through Center and School-Based Support Groups. For more information about Calm Waters and their services, visit Calmwaters.org or call 405-841-4800. Calm Waters is a proud United Way of Central Oklahoma Partner Agency.