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CCAC North Campus and Crisis Center North present former NFL running back Tim Hightower

Special presentation held on Friday, Oct. 4, in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness MonthCrisis Center North Logo

PITTSBURGH—Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) and Crisis Center North (CCN) are pleased to announce a special appearance by Timothy “Tim” Hightower on Friday, Oct. 4, at 1:00 p.m. in Room 3002 at CCAC North Campus. The former NFL running back will present a 30-minute motivational speech that will focus on resilience while offering encouragement and hope to individuals who have experienced domestic violence. Hightower’s collaboration with CCN is a service project through dōTERRA’s Healing Hands Foundation in observance of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The free event is open to the public and to members of the media.

A true freshman at the University of Richmond in 2004, Hightower was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2008 NFL draft, and completed his six-year NFL career playing for the New Orleans Saints. Currently residing in Richmond, Va., with his wife, Rikki Loren Hightower, and their children, Hightower is “full of love and commitment to family, a passion for working hard, and a desire to help and give back to others.” In addition, Hightower “credits the support from his family, chronicled faith, and commitment to living a holistic lifestyle for his continued success.”

CCAC is pleased to host the event, which highlights the ongoing community partnership between the college and Crisis Center North. For several years, CCN’s mobile advocacy program has worked collaboratively with CCAC to provide life-saving crisis counseling to victims of intimate partner violence at predetermined, safe locations that are convenient for clients. The alliance is an ongoing coordinated community effort to combat domestic, dating and intimate partner violence in our region.

Domestic violence and violence against women is a public health crisis. In 2018, Allegheny County accounted for eight of the 122 domestic violence homicides in Pennsylvania, further underscoring the fact that intimate partner violence does not discriminate based on gender, race, age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion, nationality or disability.

Individuals experiencing domestic violence should contact CCN’s 24/7 confidential crisis hotline at 412.364.5556 or toll-free at 1.866.782.0911. Please visit www.crisiscenternorth.org for more information.

CCAC North Campus is located at 8701 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.