The Lily Konowitz Foundation for Women


The Lily Konowitz Foundation for Women's Safety


Tuesday, September 10, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

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Sheraton Needham Hotel 
100 Cabot Street
Needham, MA 02494

Together We Can Fight Back for Women's Safety

Our Story
In April of 2011, Lily Konowitz, then a senior at Newton South High School, went to Aruba with family friends for her vacation break. While there, a stranger attacked Lily in a restaurant bathroom. Lily fought back. She used the techniques that she had learned in a self-defense class, sponsored by the Newton Police Department just three weeks before. The class was part of a program called RAD (Rape; Aggression; Defense). Lily escaped with only physical injuries, which would have been far worse if she had not taken the RAD self-defense class and fought back. The Lily Konowitz Foundation for Women’s Safety was established in the summer of 2011.

Event Details
Why: The Lily Konowitz Foundation for Women's Safety is raising money to provide educational materials and training equipment to organizations teaching self-defense and rape prevention classes.

When: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Where: The newly renovated Sheraton Needham Hotel: 100 Cabot Street Needham, MA

What: A fundraising event for the Lily Konowitz Foundation for Women's Safety. This year's fundraiser celebrates Sgt. Billy Spalding of the Newton Police Department and the instructors of the RAD program. Guests will enjoy a cash bar, light hors d'oeuvres, great company and the opportunity to win a variety of auction items. Matt Siegel of KISS 108 will be the Celebrity Auctioneer for the event.

Online registration is now closed. Please purchase tickets at the door.