Fundraiser Set To Benefit Victims Resource Center
Pat Rushton

Misericordia University’s Promoting Healthy Relationships through Education and Empowerment (PHREE) peer-educator-student organization and Mercy Leaders are holding a fundraiser on Tuesday, April 25 from 8-10 p. m. in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library in support of the Victims Resource Center in Wilkes-Barre.

The two-hour program begins with an educational discussion directed by Mountaintop resident Patrick Rushton, the education manager at Victims Recourse Center, from 8-9 p. m. He will speak about the impact of sexual violence on victims. Rushton also will talk about services available for victims and the work the agency is doing in cooperation with area colleges and universities to prevent sexual violence.

Master Nicholas Acri of the Jae Nam Training Academy of Korean Martial Arts in Kingston will offer a self-defense class from 9-10 p. m. Participants of the Misericordia class will be eligible for one week of free classes at the academy.

The fundraiser is $5 for students and $10 for adults. All proceeds from the programs benefit Victims Resource Center. For more information, please contact Misericordia University student Emily Gurtizen at

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