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Healing Through Art

2nd Annual Healing Through Art Event

| Suncoast Post Staff |

More Too Life, a Florida-based anti-human trafficking organization, is again partnering with renowned Sarasota artist Marie Therese Lacroix for their 2nd Annual Healing Through Art Event on March 30th at the Siesta Key Wine Bar.

This year’s focus explores how art can impact the healing of staff exposed to secondary trauma as they provide services to children, youth, and young adults affected by human exploitation.

An exclusive wine tasting and art exhibition with delectable hor d’Oeuvres will be held at the Siesta Key Wine Bar. Marie, from Art by Lacroix, is generously donating a portion of proceeds from any paintings sold to More Too Life, a non-profit dedicated to inspiring change in people and transforming culture for a better world as we inspire identity discovery for all victims.

Marie Therese Lacroix will further host More Too Life’s staff for an afternoon of self-care and help them tap into their own creative abilities. Staff will be working alongside Marie to create their own painting. Staff are often exposed to secondary traumatic stress, defined by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network as the emotional duress that results when an individual hears about the firsthand trauma experiences of another.

“As part of the tremendous work our team is doing, they are exposed to secondary trauma daily. In 2023, we provided direct victim care to over 200 individuals with an average age of 16. Our dedicated team works tirelessly to ensure people have access to services and support that assist them in their healing journey and help them discover their true identity. We believe in providing meaningful opportunities to help in self-sufficiency and sustainability. We are honored to be working with Marie Thérése Lacroix and are so grateful for her generous support”. Said Dawn Sakes, Executive Director.

“I’ve always wanted to work with children’s organizations and the opportunity to help people who are suffering and need love. I did not know how this would transpire, but I always asked the universe to open space to give back. I am proud of the many occasions where I have used my skills as an artist to give back to my community. I believe in One World One Love, which drives my passion to help non-profit organizations. I am happy to partner with More Too Life for our 2nd Annual Healing Through Art Event,” said Marie Thérése Lacroix

Tickets for the exclusive wine tasting and art exhibition are available at Eventbrite

To learn about More Too Life’s victim services or prevention and demand programs, please visit: More Too Life.

Visit Art by Lacroix’s website to learn more about Marie Thérése Lacroix’s art.

Photo from More to Life

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