Fundraising event for SANES training

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (WDTV)- Along the riverfront, WVU's Council for Women's Concerns held its second annual Champagne for SANES event.

SANES are sexual assault nurse examiners. These nurses are trained to help victims of sexual assault through compassionate and competent medical patient care. With April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the group hopes to bring awareness to those nurses and help expand their training. While the first step is free and online, the other training can be costly. Organizers hope this event can bring in money to help more complete the training.

"Today is to raise money for the training of those nurses. Table 9 is donating 20 percent of their proceeds from the day's food sale, as well as 100 percent of proceeds from a signature drink that we are having this evening called Sane Champagne and we also have a mock tail version. We are also holding a silent action and several raffles and 100 percent of proceeds from that will also go to the training," said Rachel Nieman, Chairman of the Council for Women's Concerns.

Funds raised at this event will be used to create a scholarship to have on hand if a nurse or medical organization wants to complete the training but needs financial assistance to do so.