11th Annual Julie Valentine Virtual Luncheon
Save The Date
February 12th, 2021
We are thrilled to announce that this year's Julie Valentine Luncheon Speaker, Jaycee Dugard. In 1991, Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped by two strangers from a bus stop in her hometown of Lake Tahoe. She survived years of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her two assailants. She was finally reunited with her mother and family in 2009, eighteen years after she was taken. Jaycee is now the author of two New York Times Best Sellers, A Stolen Life: A Memoir (2011) and Freedom: My Book of Firsts (2016). Jaycee also began the JAYC Foundation, which stands for "Just Ask Yourself to Care." They believe that by empowering the whole family, you heal the central victim. Through education programs, reunification programs, traditional therapy, equine therapy and many others, a treatment program is created specifically for each set of unique circumstances. The JAYC Foundation doesn’t only work with abduction victims but also works with bullying victims, soldiers returning from military deployment, police officers, victims of natural disasters and any others who seek help from traumatic experience.
Jaycee's story of hope and survival will inspire us all. This year's event will look a little different as it will be held virtually. Please be on the lookout for additional details for sponsorships and ticket sales.
For more information contact Robin Longino at rlongino@Julievalentinecenter.org
Pictures from 2020 Luncheon featuring Rachel Denhollander
Pictures from 2019 Luncheon featuring Sasha Joseph Neulinger