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Sandy Hook Promise celebrates 10 years of saving lives at ‘Promise Champions’ gala

On Wednesday, June 7, 2023, Sandy Hook Promise will host the “Promise Champions” Gala to mark the 10th anniversary of the founding of Sandy Hook Promise and to celebrate the successes of the organization’s educational programs for youth violence prevention and policy initiatives to prevent gun violence. The gala is co-chaired by Sens. Charles Schumer, Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Jahana Hayes.

  • Sen. Charles Schumer, gala co-chair
  • Sen. Richard Blumenthal, gala co-chair
  • Sen. Jahana Hayes, gala co-chair
  • Nicole Hockley, Sandy Hook Promise Foundation co-founder and CEO
  • Mark Barden, Sandy Hook Promise Action Fund co-founder and CEO

Since its founding, more than 21 million youth and adults have participated in Sandy Hook Promise’s “Know the Signs” programs in schools and youth organizations nationwide. To date, at least 15 credible school shootings have been averted and nearly 500 young lives have been saved from suicide. Additionally, Sandy Hook Promise has developed innovative public policies, such as the “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act,” to promote responsible gun ownership and prevent gun violence.

Journalists interested in covering the event must contact Aimee Thunberg ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 646.761.5579) to reserve a place. Please reach out as soon as possible, as space is limited.

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