Harbor House honoring Central Florida advocates working to end domestic violence

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Six advocates dedicated to ending domestic violence in Central Florida will be honored by Harbor House on Wednesday.

Harbor House, Orange County’s only 24/7 state-certified domestic violence organization, will honor six “Champions of Courage” for their work to end domestic violence locally and nationally during the Signature Purple Door Luncheon.

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See the list of honorees below:

Champion of Advocacy: City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

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Champion of Community: Pepsi Stronger Together and Shaquille O’Neal Foundation

Champion of Courage: The late Officer Kevin Valencia, Orlando Police Department (represented by Valencia’s widow Meaghan Valencia)

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Champion of Equality: Richard Lapchick, Ph.D., eminent scholar, endowed chair and director, DeVos Sport Business Management Graduate Program

Champion of Justice: Aramis Ayala, former State Attorney, 9th Judicial Circuit

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.