San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau and Team San Jose Board of Directors Participate in YWCA of Silicon Valley's
"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes"
Event brings awareness to the problem of sexual assault in the community
SAN JOSE, CA. - April 4, 2007 — TThe San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau and Team San Jose CEO and Board Members demonstrated their support of YWCA of Silicon Valley's Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event.
"This is an important event to bring awareness to a serious issue in a lighthearted way," said Dan Fenton, CEO of the San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau and CEO and Chairman of Team San Jose.
John Southwell, General Manager of the Hilton San Jose, Clif Clark, General Manager of the San Jose Marriott and Dan Fenton, CEO of the San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau and CEO and Chairman of Team San Jose walked together to support the YWCA's Rape Crisis Center and bring awareness to sexual assault in our community.
"It is great to see so many community and business leaders standing together to support the YWCA of Silicon Valley," said John Southwell, General Manager of the Hilton San Jose, "I am proud to have been a co-chair of this year's event."
Supporters met in downtown San Jose and walked "in her shoes" through downtown and ended at the YWCA of Silicon Valley. In addition to Board Members walking in the event, Team San Jose also sponsored the reception for the supporters following the event.
For more information on donations or sponsorships regarding this event to raise awareness about sexual assault, please contact Kathy Linton, Chief Development Officer at (408) 295-4011 ext. 217.
About YWCA of Silicon Valley
For more than a century, the YWCA of Silicon Valley has worked to provide a wide range of services that transform the lives of a diverse, ever-changing community. Their strength lies with the many staff, volunteers, donors, community members, and business leaders who share a vision and passion for eliminating racism and empowering women.
A key part of the YWCA's vision is to enable people to move from dependency to self-sufficiency. They teach women, children, and families how to thrive and celebrate their unique strengths.
About Team San Jose (TSJ)
About Team San Jose
Team San Jose's mission is to ensure that San Jose's Convention Center and Cultural Facilities are effectively managed to reduce costs, improve the local economy, and add value for our customers, residents, workers, and businesses within the City of San Jose. Team San Jose's board includes local hoteliers, organized labor, the arts and the Convention & Visitors Bureau.
About The San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau (SJCVB)
The San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau (SJCVB) mission is to enhance
the image and economic well being of San Jose by marketing San Jose as
a globally recognized destination. The SJCVB offers meeting planners, tour operators,
and individual visitors a wide range of services to ensure a successful event
and fun visit to San Jose. To receive a copy of the Bureau's Meeting Planning
Guide or Official Visitors Guide, please contact the SJCVB at 1.800.SAN.JOSE
(1.800.726.5673) or visit http://www.sanjose.org.