September 2012 E-Newsletter – A New Day, A New Name for CeaseFire

CeaseFire to CureViolence

Dear Friend,

I have exciting news to share with you. CeaseFire has been working tirelessly for the past 12 years to stop shootings and killings in cities around the world and, thanks to your support, we have had remarkable success. By approaching violence as a disease that can be stopped, we charted a new way that uses the same science-based strategies used to fight cholera and AIDS.

Treating violence as a disease is more than a metaphor. And, preventing violence requires more than a model. It requires a movement that changes how people think about violence.

That’s why I am so pleased to announce today the shift from CeaseFire to CureViolence.

CureViolence is a movement of people who understand violence is a disease. Through our colleagues at CeaseFire Chicago, we will continue to stop shootings and killings in Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods. We will continue to partner with others who are bringing that same model to their communities. Together we bring a message of hope that violence can be cured, and a model for putting an end to violence in cities everywhere.

In the coming months, you will be hearing from us about new ways to bring violence prevention to your communities. We also hope to hear from you. You can find out more about this announcement and ways to connect with us at our new website.

Thank you for your tireless support and belief in us. Together, we will cure violence.

Warm regards,

Gary Slutkin

Founder and Executive Director