PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Empower Arizona girls to be strong and successful with Arizona Family’s Heather Moore and Florence Crittenton at the 17th Annual “Teaming Up for Girls Luncheon” at The Phoenician. Join us for an afternoon filled with a VIP reception, silent auction and luncheon that will not only entertain but will also inspire!
Featuring Emmy nominated Professional Dancer, Cheryl Burke as the program’s keynote speaker — this annual luncheon brings more than 800 business leaders and community members together to support the healing of at-risk and disadvantaged girls.
"She [Burke] has a story of resiliency," said Florence Crittenton CEO Dr. Kellie Warren. "I was already a fan, but now I'm going to celebrate that she's overcome some things and I'm looking forward to the community hearing her story and being encouraged as well."
Proceeds from the luncheon provide significant funding to aid Florence Crittenton’s 123-year-long mission of providing safety, hope and opportunity to every girl’s life.
"We have empowered girls to reach their full potential and no matter what they've been through," said Warren. "We find a way to peel that onion and pull out the best of them.
"We're helping them rewrite their stories."
One of those stories belongs to Mo Sanchez, who's filling the pages with moves of her own.
"It's my form of getting away from my sadness, my anger. I just love it," said the 17-year-old.
Sanchez proposed a dance club on campus and now she teaches the girls every week. She says the caring staff at the therapeutic group home in Phoenix has helped turn her life around.
"As soon as I graduate, I'm going to jump right into college to get my masters in Psychology," she said.
Individual tickets start at $275, with full table sponsor options available. For more information or to register, visit flocrit.org.
Teaming Up for Girls
March 21, 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
The Phoenician, 6000 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Event times include:
10:00 a.m. – VIP Reception
10:30 a.m. – Silent Auction
11:45 a.m. – Program Begins