Photo Flash: Peter C. Alderman Foundation Honors Playwright Eve Ensler
Peter C. Alderman Foundation presented the Humanitarian Award to Eve Ensler, Tony Award®-winning playwright and founder of V-Day: A Global Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls, at an April 30 benefit dinner at Water Club. The award honored Ensler's work to end violence against women and girls worldwide. CBS's Erica Hill served as emcee. See a photo of Ensler, Hill and fellow attendees below!
The Peter C. Alderman Foundation (PCAF) was founded by Elizabeth and Dr. Stephen Alderman in 2003 in memory of their 25-year-old son Peter, who was murdered by terrorists on September 11, 2001, as he attended a conference at the World Trade Center. PCAF, a 501c3, was established to provide mental healthcare to people whose psyches are scarred by violence and trauma due to civil war, ethnic cleansing or genocide – including victims of atrocities in northern Uganda following the LRA's and Joseph Kony's reign of terror.
Susan Ayot, PCAF Psychiatric Nurse and Team Leader, Gulu, Uganda, received the Sarlo Foundation Leadership Award.
Visit www.petercaldermanfoundation.org for ticket information.
Survivors of mass violence suffer incapacitating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic depression which can destroy lives and, if left untreated, can extend into the next generation. PCAF was established to alleviate suffering, rebuild societies and return people to productive lives by providing indigenous physicians and other local caregivers with tools to treat mental health problems.
PCAF operates seven clinics in Uganda (Gulu, Kitgum, Soroti and Arua), Cambodia and Liberia, and runs annual conferences and trainings for thousands of mental health professionals from around the world, treating more than 100,000 victims of traumatic depression and PTSD.