CONCORD, Calif. – Last Friday, dermatologist Dr. Jerome Potozkin of Danville raised over $23,000 for STAND! For Families Free of Violence, a nonprofit that provides family violence services throughout Contra Costa County. As part of his annual Vanity for Charity event, Dr. Potozkin donated 100% of the revenue from cosmetic injectable treatments such as Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Juvederm and other injectable fillers to support STAND!’s programs.
In 1998, when STAND! was known as the Battered Women’s Alternative, Dr. Potozkin attended a fundraising luncheon where he was moved by powerful stories of triumph over domestic violence. Having just opened his practice and still burdened with student loans, Dr. Potozkin made a commitment to help victims of family violence when he was in a better position to do so. By hosting Vanity for Charity during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Dr. Potozkin made good on his promise to himself by not only raising money, but also raising awareness of the issue. Over 40 clients showed up to support the fundraiser, bringing in over $23,000 for STAND! with their guilt-free cosmetic treatments.
“We are so grateful that Dr. Potozkin and his staff sponsored such a successful Vanity for Charity event this year to benefit STAND! for Families Free of Violence!” says STAND! Chief Executive Officer Gloria Sandoval. “The contributions from this event will go a long way to help keep Contra Costa County families safer this holiday season. Thank you so much!”
Vanity for Charity is an annual fundraiser whose past recipients include the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign.
ABOUT STAND! FOR FAMILIES FREE OF VIOLENCE
STAND! has served Contra Costa County communities for over 35 years and is the County’s sole provider of comprehensive domestic violence and child abuse services. STAND! has become one of the largest family violence service providers in Northern California and provides a three-pronged model of Intervention, Treatment and Prevention services designed to surround the problem of family violence from all sides: intervening when violence strikes, supporting victims as they rebuild their lives and guiding the community as a whole toward nonviolence. STAND! serves more than 10,000 men, women and children each year. Visit www.standffov.org for more information.