Shining a Light on Child Abuse

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(L to R) Chris Hartshorn, patron co-chair, Lane Hartshorn, patron co-chair, Adrienne Barnett, sponsor, Billie Barnett, sponsor, Dan Eslicker, CANdlelight Ball co-chair and Anna America, CAN’s CEO. Not Pictured: Whitney Eslicker, CANdlelight Ball co-chair.
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Mark your calendars for April 20, 2018 and don your best black tie apparel for a night full of glamour, fun, and most importantly – a great cause. From a beautiful ballroom at the picturesque Mayo Hotel, you can partner with the Child Abuse Network to help children in the Tulsa community who are healing from abuse.
Daniel and Whitney Eslicker are co-chairing the CANdlelight Ball this year after attending for the past five years.
“I always tell people this is one of my favorite events because it’s intimate but elegant and glamorous,” Whitney said, “It’s a beautiful date night out, supporting a cause that is so vital to our community.”
The Child Abuse Network, or CAN, is an organization that “pools resources into a single location, eliminating barriers and obstacles faced by children affected by abuse,” Dan explained.
Children come to CAN and receive every evaluation and interview needed all in one place, avoiding the trauma of being shuffled to multiple appointments and places spread out over an extended period of time.
“CAN’s services allow a child’s healing process to begin immediately. Children are able to see a light right away in the darkness,” Whitney added.
The CANdlelight Ball is a fundraising gala designed to help provide CAN with the funds needed to continue its vital, life-changing work and service to Tulsa’s children. Further, the Ball helps spread community awareness about CAN’s services. That awareness, in turn, brings in volunteers and funding.
The event is open to the public, and various levels of sponsorship are still available. Whether you’ve been involved with CAN in the past, or have just become aware of its work – you can join the cause and celebration of its work.
“The Ball is an opportunity for those not familiar to learn more about what CAN does and how they can help support the organization,” Dan said, “For those who are familiar with the organization, it is an opportunity to celebrate the work of CAN and help fund the future.”
Attending the CANdlelight Ball is an elegant evening to connect with caring Tulsans, enjoy the buzz and excitement of downtown and The Mayo, and support a deserving cause.
“This is an evening all about hope,” Whitney said, “When this event is over, guests leave filled with laughter, hope, and the knowledge their contribution and presence has made a difference.”
For more information on the CANdlelight Ball, please call (918) 624-0217, or email eat0@eau0eav0eaw0.
Shine a light for local children affected by abuse and register to attend the CANdlelight Ball today.

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