A Special Evening Supporting Safelight: Jump Off Rock Dinner

Announcing: an Inspirational Meal, benefitting Safelight of Hendersonville


Friday, May 12, 2023

4:30-6:00pm Happy Hour at Oklawaha Brewing (next door to Continuum)
6pm-7:30pm Dinner Hours

Pricing: $40 per person

Get ready to take your motivation to new heights with this inspirational dinner benefiting Safelight of Hendersonville!  Join us for an evening of amazing food, drinks, and surging energy as we come together to benefit a great cause. You’ll hear from guest speaker, Michelle Tennant Nicholson, whose inspiring story personifies how exercise can help reclaim our mental health and self-love - an arousing reminder that one step at a time is all it takes!  

Discover the power of mindful running and let the night ignite your spirit. Our collective strength will create an atmosphere of nourishment for both us and the important work done at Safelight, where runners become leaders in building a more safe and secure world. Whether you’re a runner or outdoor enthusiast, join us on a journey towards healing by participating in this one-of-a-kind event to benefit the transformational work being done by the incredible team at Safelight. It’s sure to be an extraordinary experience you won’t want to miss!


Dinner Topic:  Running to Heal Mental Injury: From fight, flight, freeze to flow one step at a time

We’re all running to heal. Some are running to heal others through charity. Others run to heal themselves …  to overcome physical, mental, or emotional injuries. Learn how to move your body in a way that makes sense for you and your long-term health - one step at a time.

This evening we’ll explore ways to view movement differently, meditatively and fun-tastically. Join us as we learn about ways to create an atmosphere of nourishment in your life. 


We’ll hear from guest speaker, Michelle Tennant Nicholson, who has been exercising for years to reclaim her mental health and self-love. She is a passionate storyteller and uses her own personal journey to inspire others to find their own joy in movement. 


About Michelle Tennant Nicholson

Michelle serves as Executive Publicist on all Wasabi Publicity campaigns. She specializes in engaging media and breaking news to secure top placements for her clients. She once placed a new client on Dr. Phil within eight hours of signing the contract.


In a career spanning 30+ years, Michelle has seen PR transition from typewriters to Twitter. An award-winning writer, she peppers campaigns with insight from her master’s degree in human development and fine arts degree from a top 25 drama school.


Michelle calls herself a “storyteller to the media.” Every day, she spins news stories with notables like The Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, NPR, Ladies Home Journal, Time Magazine, Forbes, TODAY, Fox & Friends, Entrepreneur, Associated Press, and many other top media venues.


She is also the author of “The Dairy Princess Chronicles: My Journey to W.R.I.T.E the Trauma,” in which she shares her journey putting her Louisville neighborhood pedophile in jail. Michelle incarcerated her childhood predator, healed her own mental injury, achieved a life filled with happiness, and shows others how to pursue the same — whether you have PTSD or not. Profits from the purchase of this book fund charities working toward a trauma-informed society.

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Safelight since 1984 has been providing trauma informed services that allow survivors of interpersonal violence (i. e. domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, elder abuse, child abuse, etc.) to build new, violence-free lives in a sustainable way.

Safelight is a comprehensive nonprofit serving survivors and we offer a continuum of services helping move survivors from crisis to sustainability. Safelight is known as the primary service provider for survivors in Henderson County.


Safelight provides a multifaceted approach to counteracting abuse and violence in our community as we serve all survivors of interpersonal violence. All services and programs are offered free-of-charge in a secure, nonjudgmental environment conducive to recovery from abuse and trauma.