Show Your Strength Greenwood Breakfast scheduled for Dec 3rd 2015

Show Your Strength Greenwood’s  next breakfast meeting will be held on Thursday Dec. 3rd, 2015 at 7:30 am in Founders Hall of St. Mark UMC located at 550 Hwy 72.  The focus topic will be Domestic Violence. Guest speaker will be Michael Cogdill with WYFF News 4, an award winning journalist as well as a sought-after speaker and writer. Michael will be sharing his own story of domestic violence.

Michael was born in Asheville, North Carolina, the son of a truck driver and a mill worker. He is extremely proud of his working-people roots, drawing on their deep wisdom and life lessons each day. Michael is a cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a degree in communications, emphasis on the liberal arts.

His Southern novel, She-Rain, launched in 2010 to broad acclaim. Michael is also the writer of a hard-cover children’s book, Cracker the Crab and the Sideways Afternoon, a little beach tale telegraphing the power of small acts of love. Michael is currently at work on a new Southern novel, For The Love of Honeysuckle Road.

Michael’s awards includes 29 Emmys and the National Edward R. Murrow for a broad range of achievement, from live reporting to long-form storytelling. His honors include multiple anchor of the year and journalist of the year awards.

Michael’s television credits include not only WYFF4, but also CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and The Today Show. His interview credits are about as varied as you can get: The Reverend Billy Graham, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Henry Kissinger, Abby Hoffman, Senator Hillary Clinton, Senator John McCain, Howard K. Smith, James Brown, and countless eminent members of Congress along with other key newsmakers around the country. His coverage credits include Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States and major figures in entertainment.

Interested men in the community are invited to attend this free event. Megs House and Beyond Abuse, are co-sponsoring this campaign to Engage Men and Boys in the prevention of child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence.  The goal of the program is to create an active forum for sharing information and ideas that will engage and educate men in the community and hopefully inspire them to become active advocates to end domestic violence and sexual assault.


Please rsvp by Monday Nov 30 to 227-1623 or 227-1890 or email


*Megs House offers emergency shelter and supportive services for women and children who are victims of domestic violence in McCormick, Edgefield, and Greenwood Counties.

* Beyond Abuse provides support and services to victims of child abuse and sexual assault in Greenwood, Abbeville, and Laurens Counties.

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