Hundreds Of Domestic Violence Prevention Advocates And Verizon Unite For Groundbreaking Summit

   Hundreds Of Domestic Violence Prevention Advocates And Verizon Unite For
                            Groundbreaking Summit

PR Newswire

Feb. 18

                   Verizon in partnership with Break the Cycle, Casa de Esperanza, Men
WHO:               Can Stop Rape, The National Domestic Violence Hotline, National
                   Network to End Domestic Violence
                   On Thursday, Feb. 21, hundreds of leaders from domestic violence
                   prevention organizations across the country will come together to
                   explore this important public health issue that affects millions and
                   highlight positive solutions. A Day to Connect, Inspire and Heal,
WHAT:              hosted by Verizon and leading national organizations, is  intended to
                   spark a national conversation about domestic violence prevention and
                   awareness and to drive solutions to this critical issue.

                   Topics include connecting with the healthcare community, exploring the
                   role of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), engaging men and boys
                   as part of the solution, discussing ways teens can prevent youth
                   dating violence and using social media and mobile technologies to
                   educate the public and help those in need. Featured panelists sharing
                   their personal experiences as domestic violence survivors include NFL
                   player William Gay, and performing artist Jasmine Villegas.

                   To encourage greater participation in the conversation, Verizon will
                   provide a live stream to the DVP Summit from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST at
          Viewers can participate in the
                   conversations by submitting questions to expert panelists and
                   moderators, who include prominent journalists such as Dr. Richard
                   Besser, chief health and medical examiner of ABC News, sportscaster
                   James Brown, and Christi Paul, CNN anchor.
WHEN:              THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2013
                   MEDIA CHECK IN: 7:30 AM EST
                   EVENT HOURS: 8 AM TO 4 PM EST
WHERE: The Hyatt, Grand Central Station
                   109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal, New York, New York,
CONTACTS:          Julia Wright           Cameka Crawford
                   Dewey Square                       Verizon Wireless
                   (916)                              (908) 642-1302
RSVP:              Please RSVP to attend the summit at

More information and Fact Sheet about A Day to Connect, Inspire and Heal is
available at
(Website will be public on Feb 19^th but Fact Sheet and background materials
can be requested by email at

About Verizon
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delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services
to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless
operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 98 million
retail customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications,
information and entertainment services over America's most advanced
fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers
in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30
company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse
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/PRNewswire -- Feb. 18, 2013/

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