Hundreds gathered to help save the lives of troubled teens, by attending the 16th Annual Connections of Hope gala on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Funds raised at the 2019 Connections of Hope Gala will help Teen Lifeline peer-to-peer hotline volunteers respond to more than 23,000 calls and 1,300 text messages from teens in crisis this year. Teen Lifeline also provides prevention education and outreach to nearly 200 schools and more than 50 community and youth-focused organizations. The evening’s festivities included a delectable dinner, live auction featuring Auctiontainer Letitia Frye and recognition of influential teen peer counselors and community leaders who embody the Teen Lifeline mission of preventing teen suicide in Arizona. Sissie Roberts Shank, president and CEO of Chas Roberts Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing, was recognized during the event with the Alfredo J. Molina Community Lifeline Award for a lifetime of service to others, especially youth.
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