A Night of Promise Gala
In April, I attended the A Night of Promise Gala hosted by because I said I would. This was a great opportunity for me to hear stories of personal strength from speakers with different life experiences.
Because I said I would is a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity. At the Gala, I got to hear from the founder of the movement, Alex Sheen. He is a respected thought leader, and he even walked across the state of Ohio to honor my story!
I also got to hear from speakers like Colonel Parker Scheneurer, who served 27 years in the Army, and Katie Spotz, the youngest person to row across the Atlantic Ocean.
I love hearing inspiring stories from other people who have overcome obstacles and challenges in their lives. The Gala was a great reminder that any obstacle can help you grow.
In May 2013, Alex Sheen dedicated 10 days of his life to bringing awareness to sexual assault and abuse victims. Through his organization, he works to encourage people to make promises that better the world and to keep those promises. I think the work done by because I said I would is really inspiring. Each promise works towards making the world a better place.