Hope Grows 2017



Mike Fisher, retired captain of the Nashville Predators, to be honored with the 2017 Hope Award

FRANKLIN, Tenn. The Refuge Center for Counseling, a local nonprofit organization that offers affordable counseling services to those in need, will hold its celebration and fifth annual fundraising dinner, Hope Grows, Thursday, October 5, 2017, from 6–9 p.m.

The event will take place in Jamison Hall at The Factory at Franklin and will feature the presentation of the Hope Award to Mike Fisher, retired captain of the Nashville Predators hockey team, for embodying the mission of The Refuge Center—to empower, educate and support those in need.

“We are thrilled to present Mike Fisher with the Hope Award because of his commitment to the Middle Tennessee community and beyond,” said Amy Alexander, executive director and co-founder of The Refuge Center. “Like The Refuge Center, Mike Fisher has a heart for the underserved. He has offered hope to so many in our community and that is why we want to honor him with our Hope Award.”

In addition to the presentation of the Hope Award, Hope Grows will feature an acoustic performance by Christian recording artist and songwriter Plumb. Throughout her decade-plus career as a songwriter, recording artist and author, Plumb has found success in a myriad of genres, selling over a half a million albums and millions of singles sold and streamed worldwide.  The miraculous restoration of her marriage was chronicled in the 2012 album NEED YOU NOW and corresponding memoir “Need You Now: A Story of Hope”, which was followed by the 2015 breakout album EXHALE that was an honest and worshipful offering of thanksgiving.  Plumb’s newly released single, “God Help Me,” proclaims that God is always with us, and he always listens. The evening will also include dinner sponsored by Carrabba’s Italian Grill Cool Springs and Roy Laws Art live painting silent auction.

“The Refuge Center is a place where people in our community are able to find hope and healing from the storms in their daily lives.” said Amy Cochran, communications and special events coordinator at The Refuge Center. “We invite members of our community to come out and join us in support of The Refuge Center and the clients we serve.”

All proceeds from Hope Grows will directly benefit the clients and programs of The Refuge Center for Counseling. For more information and to purchase tickets for Hope Grows, visit therefugecenter.org/events.

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