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Turner Professional Group Announces “Bucks or Bras” Benefit for Rose Brooks Center

Kansas City, MO, May 19, 2008 - TPG will host a Happy Hour to benefit Rose Brooks Center in conjunction with the US movie premiere of “Sex and the City”. The theme is “Bucks or Bras”, as the women who seek shelter at Rose Brooks Center often arrive with just the clothes on their backs, often leaving behind simple items like undergarments. TPG has partnered with Seven Downtown, Rose Brooks Center, and Cinemark on the Plaza to raise awareness in a way that empowers women. “Bucks or Bras” will be Friday, May 30, 2008, from 4 PM to 7 PM. Suggested minimum donation is $25 or one bra.

It is clear that “Sex and the City” has had a positive impact on couples and individuals seeking therapeutic help. Lisa Meyers, Therapist/Owner, said "George and I have been long time fans of the show. We loved the powerful themes Sex and the City embraced about empowered, intelligent women, who were all looking for that universal theme...love". Creating a benefit around the premiere was a perfect fit for TPG. "Carrie and her best friends send incredible messages about love, sex and women." stated George Turner, Therapist/Owner. TPG focuses on healthy positive sexuality and communication for individuals and couples. TPG also counsels families impacted by domestic violence.  Comprehensive sex education can help prevent the ravages of sexual misuse and abuse.

Rose Brooks Center offers Kansas City an emergency shelter for up to 75 women and children, a violence prevention program in 37 schools, a hospital advocacy program located in six area hospitals, a children's therapeutic program, court advocacy, outreach counseling and a Transitional Housing Program.  All programs are offered from one site helping to provide survivors of domestic violence a full continuum of care to heal and become independent from violence. The Rose Brooks Center maintains federal status as a 501c3 non-profit organization. Donations of cash or new undergarments will directly assist women in transition.

Nestled in the heart of downtown, SEVEN has modernized Kansas City’s passion for northern Italian cuisine. Lisa Meyers and George Turner, of TPG heard about opportunities to host Happy Hour at Seven, after spending months trying to plan an event around the movie premiere for Sex and the City. They contacted Tom Abbott, Manager, and pitched the idea for a benefit. Mr. Abbott indicated that the date was available, and the event took off from there. Lisa Fleming, Chief Operating Officer of Rose Brooks, said “We are always looking for new and creative ways to generate interest in our shelter. A small event like this Happy Hour can raise a little money and a whole lot of awareness about domestic violence”. Seven is located at 613 Walnut, Kansas City, MO 64106, 816.777.1107.

For more information about stopping the cycle of domestic violence, contact us, at 816.523.5550 or visit www.rosebrooks.org.

About Turner Professional Group- TPG is a joint venture between local therapists and counselors, including Karen Rowinsky Counseling and Medina Bilingual Counseling, dedicated to providing services that encourage healthy relationships.