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Will you be the Survivor Keynote for Stargazing2017?

By February 10, 2016April 21st, 201713 Comments

Share your story as the Survivor Keynote for this year’s Stargazing 2017 celebration!

As a part of the foundation’s anniversary celebration, an adult survivor shares their personal story of healing. The goal of this presentation is to help improve this community’s understanding of the complex and diverse paths to survival for those who have experienced sexual trauma. The Survivor Keynote helps our community understand the importance of The Firecracker Foundation’s holistic healing services for children and families in the tricounty area.

If you are interested, read the requirements below and complete this application

Stargazing 2015 Survivor Keynote Lauren Manston- Domino

Stargazing 2015 Survivor Keynote Lauren Manston- Domino

In order to be considered, your full written presentation (1-2 pages) and powerpoint (10 slides or less) are due by March 15, 2017 at 8 p.m. EST to be considered. If possible, also include a photo of yourself and a short bio of 400 words or less. Please email these materials to with the subject line: SURVIVOR KEYNOTE SUBMISSION.

Please note that if chosen, you will be asked to commit to rehearse with foundation coaches for 1-1.5 hours a month in April, May and June (place & time TBD) with a final dress rehearsal performed in front of the foundation Board of Directors on July 18th, 2017 at 6:15 p.m. 

Stargazing 2014 Survivor Keynote Patrick Harris

Stargazing 2014 Survivor Keynote Patrick Harris

The keynote selection process will be March 16 – April 15. During that time, applicants may be contacted to schedule an interview with members of the selection committee. The selected Survivor Keynote will be asked to submit to a background check prior to being allowed to perform in this role. A final decision will be announced in April 2017 and every applicant will be contacted with the results.

If you have questions, email


Begin Your Submission Here.

Your personal story is honored and valued by the foundation community of staff, volunteers, donors and clients. Your submission will be held in confidence and only shared with selection committee members.

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