Tom Collins, Staff Writer, LaSalle News Tribune
Each year Zonta International holds a luminary to support the often silent victims of domestic violence. This year, the group welcomes two speakers who can testify to the pain of abuse.
Sue Doman and Cassandra Cales will speak at the program scheduled at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at First Congregational Church in Ottawa, following an awareness walk beginning at 6:30 p.m. across the street in Washington Square.
Doman and Cales are the respective the sisters of Kathleen Savio and Stacy Peterson, both of whom were married to convicted murderer Drew Peterson. Savio was drowned in a bathtub — Drew recently was convicted of her murder — while Stacy Peterson disappeared and has never been found.Diane Martin, a Zonta member and assistant La Salle County circuit clerk, approached both women and found them eager to speak about their experiences at Thursday’s event.
“They are extremely excited about spreading the word about domestic violence,” Martin said. “Cassandra also hopes the more exposure they get then perhaps someone will find Stacy and bring her home.”
The event is sponsored by the Zonta Clubs of Ottawa, La Salle-Peru and Streator.
Anyone who’s been victimized by domestic violence is encouraged to contact ADV/SAS toll-free at (800) 892-3375.
For more information, contact Susan Bursztynsky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: LaSalle News Tribune
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