We are in awe.
One October 5th, 2019, C.J.ROCKER hosted our third annual fundraiser gala in support of victims and survivors of sex trafficking. This years event was named the BREAK FREE Gala. Our hope is to "break free" as many girls from the cycle of sexual exploitation as possible. Similar to 2018, our charity of support was One Body Village Canada who exists to restore hope to sexually exploited children in South East Asia.With a fundraising goal of $17,000, at a sold out event held at the Spoke Club Toronto, we proudly stood beside this ever important charity to raise awareness, funds and hope. With all of our attendees, donors, volunteers, media guests, and all of our most generous sponsors, we collectively took a stand for children who have been forced to endure unspeakable crimes against them. Forced to give up their childhood. Together, we helped give these innocent girls a voice and a renewed future, one that they truly deserve. And together, we smashed our fundraising goal and raised $23,254 - we are in awe! To all our supporters, thank you for shedding tears with us. For providing freedom and hope with us. Thank you for outbidding yourselves in the silent auction and for purchasing our jewelry. We could not have done this without you.
At the gala, we also unveiled the much anticipated OBV Necklace in collaboration with One Body Village Canada. The design inspiration was a deconstructed ball and chain meant to turn an ugly symbol into something beautiful. 25% of the sale of each necklace will go directly back to the charity. The OBV Necklace will be available on cjrocker.com later this month.
Thank you for making this the most successful gala to date.
Thank you for joining the Movement to leave no girl behind.
Photos generously sponsored by Alnoor Meralli and Click Away Photo Booth