Show your support for survivors this Denim Day

The Hope Shining Blue event scheduled for April 29, 2020, is canceled. If you are a ticket holder, please contact Sarah Katsandonis at to let us know if you would like to make your ticket purchase into fully tax-deductible donation or receive a refund.

Not always safer at home

As so many of us stay home to keep our communities safe, we know that for victims of sexual and domestic violence it is not always safer at home. Aurora Healing & Advocacy Services is here for you 24 hours a day. For immediate help, call our confidential crisis hotline at 414-219-5555 or text 414-219-1551.

Ways to stand with survivors:

  • Make a gift: Your gifts allow us to provide one-on-one counseling, support groups, the crisis hotline, personal advocacy and more at no cost to survivors. Double your impact on Denim Day, April 29. One of our generous supporters, Joe Pabst, will match donations up to $1,500! 
  • Wear jeans and share: April 29 is Denim Day, an international awareness campaign to honor survivors and end victim blaming. Post a photo of yourself on social media wearing jeans - use #DenimDayMKE and tell us why you stand with survivors. 
  • Join the AHAS Giving Circle: Members personally contribute $1,000 and pool their donations to directly support specific projects. Contact Cindy Hosale for more information at 
  • Purchase supplies: Survivors often come to us without any of their belongings. Thanks to generous donors, we can provide new clothing, personal care products, essential items for mothers and newborns as well as self-care and education materials. Visit our Amazon Wish List to donate.
Maryann and Sharain

Join Maryann Clesceri (left), Manager Healing Counseling AHAS, and Sharain Horn-Dalzin (right), Executive Director Well Community, and stand with survivors today and every day.

Stand with survivors.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Signature Sponsor

Suzanne L. Selig

Presenting Sponsor

BMO Harris Bank

Cobalt Sponsor

Brewers Community Foundation

Lead Sponsor

Aurora Metro Medical Group

Cocktail Reception Sponsor


Exclusive Fashion Show Sponsor

Shop Privy

Royal Blue Sponsor

CI Design

Thrive Honoree Sponsor

Friends of Anya Gordon

Event Produced By

Dynamic Events

Venue Partner

The Eagles Ballroom

Event Partners

Blush logo
Canopies logo
David Liska logo
Hannah Toldt Photography logo
Kendra Scott logo
Majic Productions
The Morning Blend
Orchard Street Apparel logo
The Shoppe
Tall Guy and a Grill

Special thanks to our table hosts and donors: 

  • Stacie Andritsch
  • Jessica Bauer
  • Trishya Brown
  • Patricia Chmielewski
  • Maryann Clesceri
  • Naomi Dolohanty
  • Dynamic Events by David Caruso
  • Miriam Foote
  • Cristy Garcia-Thomas
  • Nicole Glaser
  • Ruth Gosse
  • Gail Hanson
  • Shawn Hittman
  • Sharain Horn-Dalzin and Derek Dalzin
  • Cindy and Michael Hosale
  • Monica Hocum


  • Mark Huber and Nair Haig
  • Nancy Jacobs
  • Renee Johnson and Michael Gielow
  • Kara Kay
  • Alison Lopez
  • Maureen Marshall
  • Holly Mason
  • Dan Mumm
  • Joe Pabst
  • Christie Peterson
  • Patrick Rath
  • Emma Reader
  • Candace Sanchez
  • Jeffrey Tjugum
  • Julie Wallace
  • Michelle Weber
  • Leslie and Carlton Wininger