DARIEN, Conn. – Elizabeth Smart, abduction survivor and author of the New York Times bestseller “My Story,” will speak at STAR’s fourth annual speaker’s luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31 at Woodway Country Club, 540 Hoyt St., Darien.
Smart’s story is one of perseverance and faith due to her abduction as a child and eventual return to her parents and society. As victim turned advocate, Smart has penned two publications, “My Story” and a Department of Justice publication, “You’re Not Alone: The Journey from Abduction to Empowerment.” She also founded the Elizabeth Smart Foundation and helped promote the National AMBER Alert, The Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act and safety legislation to prevent abductions.
Smart attended Brigham Young University as a harp performance major. She married her husband, Matthew, in 2012.
All proceeds benefit STAR Inc., Lighting the Way’s programs and services for infants, children, adults and seniors who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. STAR Inc., Lighting the Way is a not-for-profit organization established in 1952 to serve individuals of all ages who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as providing support services to their families. STAR creates opportunities for individuals to live full lives with independence, freedom of choice and personal growth by providing support, services and advocacy. They inform and encourage the community to recognize and appreciate the value of all individuals.
STAR serves more than 600 individuals from birth through their senior years in Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton, Westport and Weston. For information about event sponsorships or donations, contact Peter Saverine at (203) 846-9581 x302 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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