Giffords Partners with The Cameron Boyce Foundation to Share Stories of Gun Violence Survivors During Gun Violence Awareness Month
Washington, DC — Giffords, the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, has collaborated with The Cameron Boyce Foundation on a series of survivor videos titled “Surviving Gun Violence” for Gun Violence Awareness Month.
“Cameron Boyce was a truly inspirational young man, someone who epitomized using the time he had to do good in the world. It was an honor to partner with the foundation created in his memory to tell these moving, heart-wrenching stories,” said former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. “For me and so many people across the country, gun violence is much more than statistics—it’s deeply personal. The courageous individuals who shared their stories with us in these videos did so in the hopes of preventing others from having to suffer through similar tragedies. Let’s honor Cameron’s legacy and the bravery of these survivors by insisting that our elected officials take action to end this crisis.”
“Gabby Giffords’ courage to push herself every day to educate others on the need to end gun violence is incredibly inspiring,” said a spokesperson for The Cameron Boyce Foundation. “Ending gun violence was a cause that Cameron cared deeply for, and as such, The Cameron Boyce Foundation continues his work through Wielding Peace, and other programs that seek to empower youth to choose more peaceful alternatives. We are grateful to Gabby and her team for lending their voice and dedication in helping us share these powerful stories with the world.”
Each week for the month of June, Giffords and The Cameron Boyce Foundation will release a new video with the hope that these stories will inspire young people across the country to get involved in the fight to end gun violence. The first of these videos tells the story of Kate Ranta, who narrowly escaped with her life after being shot by her husband—in front of their four-year-old son.
The series will also feature the stories of activist Robert Schentrup, whose sister Carmen Schentrup was one of the 17 people shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, as well as Darlene Wilson, whose son Justin Wilson was shot and killed on his doorstep in Philadelphia. At the end of this month, actors Karan Brar, Sophie Reynolds, and Brenna D’ Amico will join former Congresswoman Giffords to close out the series. Videos will be released on instagram via @thecameronboycefoundation
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