42nd Warrior Battalion
Founded by Dr. Kasi Howard, the 42nd Warrior Battalion has a three-prong mission:
To educate children and teens about sexual abuse in an age-appropriate manner. Research shows that sexual abuse can be prevented by 90% with education.
To offer resources, support, and treatment to those who have suffered sexual abuse. Everyone needs a helping hand, and we leave no child or teen behind.
To raise awareness about sexual abuse with the help of media campaigns and educational seminars. The more people know, the better it can be prevented.
Our founder, Dr. Kasi Howard is the Chair of the 2023 Memory Gala. After 7 years of not knowing her family, Dr. Howard’s mother, Wanda, passed away in 2022. Alzheimer’s is the only major disease that has no prevention, cure, or sustained treatment. The Alzheimer’s Association is the major funder of research to change that. Dr. Howard strives to honor her mother’s memory by making sure this disease can no longer make anyone forget their loved ones.Visit Their Website
Court Appointed Special Advocates
Innova honors the great work that CASA does with children who are involved in the court system. Innova is a regular sponsor of CASA events, such as the annual Gala and River Parade float.Visit Their Website
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All of Innova’s t-shirts are made by a young man who started his business as a way of getting out of poverty and bettering his life. He also gives extras to the homeless in his community. Triple win for those who support the Innova store!Visit Store