On Wednesday at the PHD Dream Lounge, Investigation Discovery and Glamour honored four spectacular contributors to the Inspire a Difference campaign.
The Inspire a Difference initiative was started in 2014 in order to raise awareness for issues such as domestic abuse, bullying and civil rights. This year the honorees were Chacrice Miles (Transition 1.2.3 Inc), Dave Navarro (Safe Horizon), Maria Bello (Joyful Heart Foundation) and Joy Behar (The Retreat).
Each of the honorees felt a deep connection to the topic of domestic violence, some even experienced it first hand. Dave Navarro and Chacrice Miles both teared up when they gave their acceptance speeches, admitting that they had both been in abusive situations, and that they were devoting their time, money and energy to end domestic violence once and for all. Dave Navarro was the first male recipient of the award, and was met with a standing ovation when he accepted it.
While Dave Navarro, Maria Bello and Joy Behar are all well established entertainers and use their influence as actors and musicians to spread the word, Chacrice Miles was given the title of an Everyday hero. She escaped an abusive situation with her two daughters, and wanted to help families in Detroit have a safe haven. Using only her money as a hairdresser, she and her husband opened up their home to people who were escaping abusive situations.
To learn more about any of the people or programs being honored, or to make a contribution, visit inspireadifference.com.