Everyday Heroes Luncheon

Learn how you can become an everyday hero virtually

Before social distancing was our new normal, we planned to host the 4th Annual Everyday Heroes Philanthropy Luncheon on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, to raise critical dollars necessary to support the mission of Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center. Due to the growing impact of COVID-19, and to ensure the safety of our guests, we have canceled the Everyday Heroes luncheon. If you were planning to attend and are still interested in supporting our mission, below are a few ways in which you can help support Pat’s Place:

Watch our 15th anniversary video.
This video highlights the impact Pat’s Place has played in supporting children who have experienced abuse in Mecklenburg County.

Make a financial contribution. 
Your continued financial support makes it possible for us to provide hope and healing to every child who needs us.

Share this information with your friends via social media or email.


Looking Ahead to 2021...

If you were like us, excited to hear Sarah Klein, victims’ attorney, advocate, and former competitive gymnast - don't fret she has graciously agreed to speak at the 5th Annual Everyday Heroes Luncheon in 2021. Sarah is one of the first known victims of former Olympic Women's Gymnastics Larry Nassar, and in July 2018, at the ESPYs, Sarah accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on behalf of herself and the hundreds of other survivors of Nassar's sexual abuse. Prior recipients of the Ashe award include Nelson Mandela, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, and Robin Roberts. Her op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer, "I lobbied to change the law after I was abused by Larry Nassar," caught the attention of Pennsylvania’s Attorney General, and she has worked in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, California, Rhode Island, Michigan, and elsewhere for statute of limitations reform that will bring survivors healing and justice.  Sarah believes that the time has come for the law to impose upon abusers and their enablers, both institutions and individuals, the legal consequences they deserve. Sarah is an alumna of Columbia University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Global Entrepreneurship program. She sits on the Board of Directors of CHILD USAdvocacy, an organization committed to protecting children's civil liberties and keeping children safe from abuse. She also sits on the board of the Montgomery County Advocacy Project (MCAP), preventing child abuse and neglect in Montgomery County through legal services, advocacy, and education. Sarah resides in Philadelphia and is the mother of a four-year-old little girl. Stay tuned for more information.

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