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Women chefs cook up an end to domestic violence

3 years 8 months 5 days ago Thursday, March 12 2015 Mar 12, 2015 March 12, 2015 6:46 AM March 12, 2015 in Community
Source: WBRZ
By: Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - This month you can eat, listen to live music and give back to your community. Lynn Medley-Long from the IRIS Domestic Violence Center and Heather Berthelot from the Belle of Baton Rouge stopped by 2une In Thursday to talk about how you can get involved in the fundraising event to help domestic violence victims in Louisiana.

Over 40 local chefs and restaurants will be featured in the 20th Women Chef's Showoff. You will be able to taste their signature dishes and participate in live and silent auctions. Over 800 people are expected to attend the event, which will once again be at the Belle.

"We wanted to let people know there is help out there," Berthelot told News 2's Kylie Dixon. "A lot of people don't know you can just pick up the phone and call a number to get the help they need."

Even if you can not attend the Showoff, you can always help the cause through devoting your time.

"The IRIS Domestic Violence Center host of volunteers," Medley Long explains."We have hundreds of volunteers. They don't only volunteer for our activities, but also in our shelters and at our 24-hour crisis hotline."

The Women Chef's Showoff is Thursday, March 26th from 6-9 p.m. at the Belle of Baton Rouge. Watch the video or visit the IRIS Domestic Violence Center website for more information. You can also get tickets by clicking on this link.

If you are victim of domestic violence, you can get help 24/7 by calling the hotline at 389-3001.


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