2017 COMPASSion Roses
October 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm$30
The COMPASSion Roses event began in 2016 as we invited community members to honor women and provide needed counseling services by making a donation of $100 or more and becoming an inaugural Rose. We are excited to announce that we are continuing the event for 2017, and we invite you to consider the question: Who inspires you?
A design element found on compasses, maps, and nautical charts, the compass rose indicates cardinal directions. Everyone needs direction at critical times in life. People who inspire us to rise to meet challenges and to be our best selves—parents, teachers, pastors, coaches, mentors—help us nd direction during these times. We invite you to support the COMPASSion Roses event and help honor the
important people who have inspired you!
Donate $100 or more to the COMPASSion Roses campaign to honor someone, and you and your Rose honoree will receive tickets to the COMPASSion Roses Brunch held on Saturday, October 21, 10:30 am at First United Methodist Church in Maryville. Rose honorees will be recognized for the inspiration and support they give. Our guest speaker will be Chamique Holdsclaw, world-renowned athlete, advocate, and author, whose powerful story speaks to all who have faced adversity.
The brunch is our way of honoring our community’s COMPASSion Roses, saying “thank you” for
your support, increasing mental health
awareness, and sharing the ways in which COMPASSion Counseling is helping to
build resilience in our community.
Who inspires you? Honor that person by supporting COMPASSion Counseling today!
Chamique Holdsclaw is a world-renowned athlete, advocate, and author, whose powerful story speaks to all who have faced adversity. Born and raised in Queens, New York, Chamique accepted a full athletic scholarship to play collegiately for the perennial women’s basketball powerhouse University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers and Hall of Fame Coach Pat Summitt. She went on to have a stellar collegiate career that included leading the Lady Vols to three straight NCAA Championships. Chamique would go on to be the number one pick in the 1999 WNBA Draft by the Washington Mystics. She made six WNBA All-Star appearances and won an Olympic Gold Medal with Team USA at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. However, Chamique’s career was derailed by depression and near suicide. She has since become a powerful mental health advocate. Her passion is to shine a national spotlight on mental health issues—among underrepresented populations, especially youth. Her books include Chamique Holdsclaw: My Story (2001), and Breaking Through: Beating the Odds One Shot at a Time (2012)