Cos Fest to benefit domestic violence victims
Published: Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 09:07
123 Pleasant Street is hosting Cos Fest 2012, a benefit to raise awareness about domestic violence.
Domestic violence is a common threat to the American household and effects millions of lives daily. According to the Domestic Resource Center, three out of every four Americans know at least one person who is or was a victim of domestic violence.
While women are more likely to fall victim to domestic violence, it can happen to anyone, including men.
Jason Pownell, an employee of 123 Pleasant Street, has organized the first annual Cos Fest, a benefit to raise awareness on domestic violence in the honor of his late friend Jeramy Richard Cosner, who died in 2005 from an incident of domestic violence.
Cos Fest also is aimed at demonstrating that women are not the only victims of domestic violence.
"It’s not always a female victim. When you mention domestic violence, people always think of a battered woman," says Pownell.
There will be 13 bands and two disc jockeys playing.
The event will be starting at 1 p.m. and will be admit all ages from 1-6:30 p.m. It will feature family friendly music and prizes to be raffled.
The show will continue from 6:30p.m.-2:20 a.m., but only for those who are 18 or older.
Cost is $10 (or best donation).
All proceeds will be donated to the domestic violence shelters of Morgantown and Fairmont.