Break the Cycle Luncheon

Breaking the Cycle: Transforming Lives
26th Annual Break the Cycle Luncheon

After monitoring and assessing the quickly developing COVID 19 health emergency, we have decided to cancel the 26th annual Break the Cycle Luncheon scheduled for March 13.  We don’t have a new date at this time, but will keep you apprised.  Our mission is centered around people finding safety and healing, so we are heeding Governor DeWine’s recommendation that “organizers of any events involving a large gathering of individuals in close proximity be canceled or postponed” and we know that many of your companies have issued guidance to employees not to attend gatherings.


As you know, The Break the Cycle Luncheon is incredibly important because…



The money we raise with this event is crucial!  The United Way, our largest philanthropic donor; and Victims of Crime, our largest government funder have both announced cuts that will have dramatic effect on our services.  This is a time in our community when we need MORE services for those experiencing domestic violence and child abuse, not LESS.  Please Help ensure we can maintain critical services such as emergency shelter, 24 Hour Helpline, victim advocacy, and therapy for children and adults.  Our funding could be reduced anywhere from $300,000 to $700,000 in the coming  year.  This will mean fewer supports for some of the most vulnerable.  Click here to donate today.


Giving Voice

This event gives voice to survivor stories and helps the community understand the importance of addressing this devastating issue.  We need to talk more so there can be #nomore abuse!  We are very concerned that as this health crisis continues, if people are socially isolated and asked to stay home more, people living in domestic violence situations will be at increased risk.  The Luncheon is a time when we recognize wonderful champions of our mission.  This year’s honorees include: Tucker Ellis, Rep. Janine Boyd, The Community West Foundation and a powerful story of survival from Florine Chislton.


New Name

We were excited to share our new name and logo at the Luncheon.  Our mission will remain the same but our look will change. Look for us on your local station, connect to our social media, and keep your eye open for more info next week!


Please feel free to use this message for any guests you have invited.  Thank you for your support of this life-saving mission and your understanding during this unprecedented health emergency.



Thank you to our sponsors!

Courage Sponsor
Burkhart & Co.

VIP Reception Sponsor
Cleveland Browns
Tucker Ellis, LLP

Empower Sponsor
Community West Foundation
University Hospitals