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AUGUST 2018

empowerHER Hosts 3rd Annual Soiree at Hingham Shipyard 

Nearly 700 guests expected to attend Palm Springs inspired event to support young girls
who have experienced early loss of their mothers

Norwell, MA – August 10, 2018 - empowerHER, a non-profit organization for young girls who have experienced the early loss of their mothers, today announced tickets will go on sale Wednesday, August 15th for the third annual soiree, to be held Thursday, October 11th at the Hingham Shipyard in Hingham, MA. With nearly 700 guests expected, the annual fundraising event will support the burgeoning empowerHER 1:1 MENTOR MATCH PROGRAM and EVENTS for GIRLS grieving the loss of their mothers. This year, the soiree, sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. C Herbert Emilson, Jack Conway, Realtor, Ropes & Gray, and other South Shore leaders, will celebrate the powerful and influential empowerHER Mentor community, women who are instrumental in helping young girls find their voice, build confidence and rediscover the beauty life still has to offer.

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- Soiree tickets on sale 8/15. To learn more visit HERE

- To sponsor the 2018 empowerHER soiree, visit HERE

- Check out the 2017 Soiree highlight video HERE

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Featuring local restaurants Alma Nove, Fuji, Montilio’s Baking Company, Novara and Trident, among others, Mullaney’s Fish Market will host a waterfront raw bar and a signature cocktail will be served. A short program will feature Mentors from the empowerHER Mentorship Program to share with guests how this influential program has helped more than 130 girls, across Massachusetts, feel safe and inspired despite a devastating loss. Money raised throughout the evening will support the ongoing development and expansion of this influential endeavor, which has grown 120% year over year, to help even more girls in the coming year.

“When a young girl loses her mother, the loss doesn’t end there. Beyond initial grief, it becomes an ongoing challenge for a young girl to navigate adolescence and know how to grow into a woman without a mother’s guidance,” said Ann Marie Leitao, mentor, empowerHER. “As mentors in the empowerHER program, we are given the unique opportunity to serve as a reminder to young girls that they are not alone in their grief. The funds raised through our annual soiree allow us to grow this life-changing endeavor to inspire and support even more girls around the country."

About empowerHER

Headquartered in Norwell, MA, empowerHER is the only organization in the country specifically working to address the struggles of girls whose mothers have died. Through a comprehensive Mentorship Program and year-round group events dedicated to the girls, empowerHER is working to instill confidence and reduce isolation through a community of sisterhood that offers hope to each girl it serves. Events including the signature Mothers’ Day Retreat, Beach Bash and Writing Workshops take place in tandem with a thoughtful one-one-mentor match program, designed to provide strong female role models as they traverse the difficult terrain of grief and as they mature into young adults. All programs and activities are provided at no charge to the family. To learn more about empowerHER, visit www.empoweringher.org. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.