Thank you for celebrating the courage of survivors

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Aurora Health Care Foundation supports the healing journey of survivors by sharing their stories and raising critical funds for Aurora Healing & Advocacy Services.

Hope Shining Blue is a celebratory event honoring survivors of sexual and domestic violence and raising critical funds to support survivors in times of crisis. The event highlight is an inspiring fashion show featuring sexual assault survivors in a once-in-a-lifetime runway presentation.

Since it began in 2014, Hope Shining Blue has become one of Milwaukee’s most vibrant fundraisers. After canceling in-person events in 2020 and 2021, we were thrilled to come together again with precautions in place for the health and safety of all those involved.

Held on Denim Day, which brings international attention to the impact of sexual violence, Hope Shining Blue returned to Eagle’s Ballroom in Milwaukee on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

Hope Shining Blue benefits Aurora Healing & Advocacy Services in the Milwaukee area and, new in 2022, will also benefit the Abuse Response Programs across Wisconsin.  

The Aurora Healing & Advocacy Services Giving Circle has been instrumental in supporting survivors over the years. Read about the Giving Circle's impact here.

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Meet the inspiring survivors we honored in 2021

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