The Butterfly Effect was founded in memory of LaTrisha Pruitt. We lost Latrisha to domestic violence 11/24/2007. LaTrisha leaves behind three little girls ages 7, 5, and 7 months (currently) , her mother (Elaine) , Step-father (Cyrus) , two brothers ( James & her twin LaTrell) , One sister-n-law (Christy) , One niece age 13 , & one nephew age 4 .
We have started this organization with the hopes of educating the public about domestic violence, as well as lending a helping hand to survivors of this kind of abuse. Domestic violence is a real issue in our country that needs to be addressed. Alabama alone is ranked #12 in domestic violence (and these numbers are only figured off of the reported instances!) Domestic Violence is deadly! It’s time that we as a community join together and do something about this issue. People are losing their lives to this abuse and it’s time for it to stop!
The Butterfly Effect is holding its first annual walk against Domestic Violence (D.A.S.H. – Domestic Abuse Stops Here) on August 24, 2008 @ 5pm. The walk will start and end in Kelly Ingram Park (distance is still pending permit.) Registration is $20, and all proceeds will go into a scholarship fund at U.A.B. The scholarships will be available to Domestic Violence survivors. Thus far 98.7 KISS fm, 95.7 JAMZ, Vocal, YWCA, Silent Witness Program, and U.A.B have offered their support and sponsorship. Sponsorship and donations are still being accepted until August 1st. Please decide to join in with us and be part of the change…
The Pruitt Family
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To sign Latrisha’s petition for justice visit: