Lauren Monroe, singer, songwriter, and healing artist, and husband Rick Allen, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Def Leppard drummer, will perform at GenerateHope’s annual fundraiser.
Monroe and Allen have a special affinity for GenerateHope and the survivors they support, having dedicated more than 20 years to healing through music therapy and advocacy, and having served thousands of people in need with a specific focus on trauma recovery and veterans suffering with PTSD. Allen, who joined Def Leppard when he was just 15, is no stranger to PTSD himself. In 1984, he lost his left arm in a horrific car accident. But with the support of his family and global community of fans, he says he became a better drummer than he was when he had two arms.
Recovery from sexual exploitation is also a long-term process. GenerateHope is a San Diego-based nonprofit that supports survivors of sex trafficking to help them heal and find restoration in long-term housing with trauma-informed therapy, education, and vocational support. GenerateHope founder Susan Munsey is a 2018 CNN Hero, and the organization’s work is critical to ensure the long-term success of survivors after they have suffered the unimaginable, often from a very young age.
NBC7 news anchor Monica Dean will serve as emcee for the evening, which will also feature a keynote presentation by San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan. Plus, guests will have full access to all exhibits at Birch, including the newly installed Little Blue Penguins.