Alexandria Mayor Proclaims NO MORE Week

Alexandria Mayor Proclaims NO MORE Week

Event focuses on restoring smiles to patients of abuse.

Mayor Allison Silverberg will present a NO MORE (NO MORE Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault) proclamation on Wednesday, March 7 at 1 p.m. at the Alexandria Northern Virginia Community College campus. The mayor will proclaim March 4-10 as NO MORE week.

The proclamation was requested in February by Dr. John Kling, DDS, who is donating his time through the Give Back A Smile program to restore lost teeth of a patient who had her teeth knocked out by an ex-domestic partner. Lisa Oliveros, treatment coordinator, says these proclamations can take up to six months but the mayor sent back word 10 days later that this proclamation was approved "because of her strong support for this great cause."

The event will include words by Kling and by his "Give Back a Smile" patient, Lisa G, as well as a documentary screening on domestic violence and sexual abuse followed by Q&A.

A companion event will be held on March 6 at 5 p.m. at NOVA.