Dan is proud to introduce Elizabeth Smart to Lancaster County on December 5, 2017 for a speaking engagement to benefit the Lancaster County Children's Alliance.
Join us on December 5th, 2017 from 7:00 - 8:00 P.M. at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, 850 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Tickets are $45 with 100% of all proceeds going to benefit the Lancaster County Children‘s Alliance. Get your tickets at:
The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Elizabeth was abducted on June 5, 2002, and her captors controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape. Fortunately, the police safely returned Elizabeth back to her family on March 12, 2003 after being held prisoner for 9 grueling months.
Through this traumatic experience Elizabeth has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs and National legislation. Elizabeth triumphantly testified before her captor and the world about the very private nightmare she suffered during her abduction, which lead to conviction.
The Founder of the “Elizabeth Smart Foundation”, Elizabeth has also helped promote The National AMBER Alert, The Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act and other safety legislation to help prevent abductions.
Elizabeth has chronicled her experiences in the New York Times best-selling book, "My Story." In addition, she and other abduction survivors worked with the Department of Justice to create a survivors guide, entitled, “You're Not Alone: The Journey From Abduction to Empowerment.” This guide is meant to encourage children who have gone through similar experiences not to give up but to know that there is hope for a rewarding life.
Elizabeth’s abduction and recovery continues to motivate parents, law enforcement and leaders worldwide to focus on children’s safety. She emphasizes vigilance by "every day" people and the belief that hope always exist to find every missing child.
Elizabeth’s example is a daily demonstration that there really is life after a tragic event. Smart attended Brigham Young University, studying music as a harp performance major. She married her husband Matthew in 2012.
Join Dan and Elizabeth on December 5th at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences as we raise awareness, support a vital service for child crime victims and fight back together! Seating is limited. Tickets are available at:
Also don’t miss “I Am Elizabeth Smart“ which premieres Nov. 18 (8 p.m. ET) on Lifetime!
An Evening to Benefit the Lancaster County Children’s Alliance with special guest Attorney General Josh Shapiro
April 19, 2017 held at the Lancaster County Convention Center