More than 50 Women Benefit from Self-Defense and Self-Awareness Class Hosted by Rep. Peter Breen

More than 50 adult women and some of their teenage daughters turned out on Thursday evening for a self-defense and self-awareness class that was co-sponsored by State Representative Peter Breen (R-Lombard) and One Light Self-Defense.

Held at Park View Elementary School in Glen Ellyn, participants learned valuable techniques about where to hit an attacker, how to release a hold, and methods to improve awareness and avoid potential attacks. “Despite some bad weather moving into the area, our turnout surpassed what we were expecting, which tells me that this type of class is being very well-received by the people in the community,” said Breen. “I believe everyone left with a better understanding of how to protect themselves during potentially dangerous situations. I have already received requests to bring this event back to the area.”

While the class was free, donations were taken at the door to benefit Family Shelter Service of Wheaton, a local organization supporting women and children fleeing domestic violence situations. “We raised about $400 for Family Shelter Service, and that money will be put to good use right here in the 48th District,” Breen said.

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