State Senator Kevin Parker and The Heather Hurley Foundation Work To Combat Domestic Violence

Kevin S. Parker

October 30, 2017

BROOKLYN, NY (10/30/17)-- On Sunday, October 29th State Senator Kevin Parker in partnership with The Heather Hurley Foundation hosted their 6th Annual Purple Power Domestic Violence Awareness Fundraiser at BrightPoint Health located at 803 Sterling Place, in Brooklyn. The event included a formal dinner, giveaways, live entertainment and motivational speaking from survivors who shared their testimony. Proceeds from the event will benefit Bloom 365, an Anti-Teen Dating Violence Educational Movement in NYC Schools. During the event, domestic violence advocates Melissa Holmes, Rholda Taylor-Sedeno, Fayann Young and Dionne Davis were recognized and presented with certificates of appreciation from the Office Of State Senator.

“I am happy to partner with The Heather Hurley Foundation on this event as they are working daily to combat domestic violence in my district and the surrounding areas. Domestic Violence affects women of all ages and this event opens up the dialogue around prevention, which is extremely important. I look forward to a continued partnership with The Heather Hurley Foundation, and will continue to work with the organization to curate more events, encourage prevention and raise awareness throughout the year,” said Senator Kevin Parker

“My organization was founded in light of my late mother who was killed as a result of domestic violence. Since starting, I have worked around the clock to provide a sisterhood and share information with women of all ages and tips for prevention. I applaud Senator Kevin Parker for his commitment to bringing awareness and providing resources for victims. This event is extremely important to me because it gives me the opportunity to not only educate women, but additionally honor those who are working hard and committed to reducing domestic violence abuse throughout the community,” said Nicole Sharpe, founder of The Heather Hurley Foundation.

About Senator Kevin Parker

Senator Kevin S. Parker is intimately familiar with the needs of his ethnically diverse Brooklyn district comprised of sections of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington, Windsor Terrace, and Park Slope.  A lifelong Brooklyn resident, he is the Ranking Democratic Member on the Senate Committee on Energy and Telecommunications, as well as the Committee on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.

Senator Parker is the Whip of the Senate Democratic Conference; Member of the Senate Democratic Conference Policy Group; Member of the Senate Select Committee on Technology & Innovation; and Member of the Senate Democratic Minority and Women-Owned Business Task Force (MWBE).

For the 2017-2018 Legislative Session, Senator Parker serves on the Senate Standing Committees on Finance; Rules; Higher education; Labor; Insurance, and Banks.

To learn more about Senator Parker and his initiatives on behalf of working families across New York State, please visit