FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, NY – Nationally, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and with that comes the release of Neil A. Gordon, MD’s highly anticipated book, “Your Complete Guide to Facial Rejuvenation.” In conjunction with the introduction of his novel, Dr. Gordon will host a book signing reception on Sunday, October 21st from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at The Retreat at Split Rock (539 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT).
Proceeds from Dr. Gordon’s October 21st book launch will be donated to The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery’s FACE TO FACE, an extraordinary program which offers complimentary consultations, surgery, counseling and support to shattered victims of domestic abuse who otherwise may not be able to afford reconstructive or facial plastic surgery treatment.
Over five million women are affected by domestic violence in the United States annually and over one million require medical treatment. Statistics show that woman is battered every 9 seconds by a current or former partner in the United States. To combat these incidences, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) joined forces with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) in 1992 and created FACE TO FACE: The National Domestic Violence Project. Through FACE TO FACE, the AAFPRS works with shelters nationwide to facilitate professionally-assisted psychological healing before pro-bono surgery begins.
“The AAFPRS was the first surgical group to take action to end the cycle of domestic violence,” comments Dr. Vito Quatela, President of the AAFPRS. “FACE TO FACE aims to end the cycle of abuse by providing education and alternatives to those in need by providing individuals with the opportunity to overcome the physical limitations placed on them by circumstances beyond their control.
As of today, FACE TO FACE has completed nearly 2,000 surgeries. To help the AAFPRS grow this number and assist survivors of domestic violence break the abuse cycle, please join Dr. Gordon on Sunday, October 21st from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at The Retreat at Split Rock, 539 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT.
About The AAFPRS
The AAFPRS is the world’s largest association of facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons with more than 2,800 members – whose cosmetic reconstructive surgery focuses on the face, head and neck. Academy fellows are board-certified and subscribe to a code of ethics. In addition, the AAFPRS provides consumers with free information and brochures and a list of qualified facial plastic surgeons in their area by calling 1-800-332-face or by visiting the AAFPRS web site, www.facemd.org.