The Dr. Amie Harwick Memorial
A Project to Create a Bronze Memorial Dedicated to the Victims of Domestic Violence and to the Legacy of Dr. Amie Nicole Harwick
A Vibrant Life Cut Short
Dr. Amie Nicole Harwick was an accomplished therapist, a published author, an outspoken champion of women, and a well-known Hollywood personality. She was also known for her brief engagement to comedian and Price is Right host, Drew Carey.
Amie’s story has touched countless people because she was someone who appeared to have it all: intelligence, success, beauty, and a charmed life among Hollywood celebrities. She also was an expert about domestic violence and through her therapy practice, helped and counseled women who were experiencing stalking and harassment from former partners. She knew what to do and she did all of the right things when faced with her own stalker. She still lost her life.
In the early morning hours of February 15, 2020, Amie was murdered in her Hollywood Hills home by an absusive ex-boyfriend who she had stopped dating eight year prior. Her killing was a senseless tragedy that robbed the world of a brilliant and talented woman who was on the ascent in her career and her personal life.
She is now buried in her hometown of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, but Amie left behind hundreds (if not thousands) of friends in Los Angeles where she lived for most of her adult life. It is here, in the famous Hollywood Forever Cemetery that we plan to build the memorial.
A Monument to the Victims
The statistics of Domestic Violence, also known as Intimate Partner Violence are terrifying (USA numbers only):
- 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience it in their lifetime.
- Approximately one-half of the orders obtained by women against intimate partners who physically assaulted them were violated.
- In 70 – 80% of intimate partner homicides, no matter which partner was killed, the man physically abused the woman before the murder.
- 72% of all murder-suicides involve an intimate partner; 94% of the victims of these murder suicides are female.
- There are 16,800 homicides and $2.2 million worth of (medically treated) injuries due to intimate partner violence annually.
For all of the people who have lost their lives to this senseless scourge, we wish to dedicate this monument.
It’s a big project and we are raising funds to both design and cast a bronze statue of Amie along with a carved granite plinth, and two bronze plaques. One plaque will be for all of the women who have lost their lives to domestic violence and the other will be about Amie.
The memorial will serve as a place for to gather, to contemplate, and also to remind those who are experiencing domestic violence to seek help before it’s too late.
We are going to continue raising funds for this project until we reach the full amount. We hope you will consider making a contribution to this cause.
Photo: Robert Coshland
Amie had so many facets and talents that categorizing her would be a disservice to such an impressive woman. She was a therapist, a model, a dancer, a video and podcast personality, an author, a photographer, a collector of oddities, but most of all she was a champion of women, a beloved daughter, and a good friend to so many heart-broken people. (Photo: Cris Jan Lim)
The memorial will be a life-size bronze statue of Amie depicted in allegorical fashion and surrounded by symbolic elements from her life. She will stand on a large plinth along with a statue of her beloved cat Marquis. A bronze plaque will memorialize her story and offer prayers to all female victims of domestic violence. (Photo: Robert Coshland)
Building a permanent bronze memorial is a complex and expensive task and we appreciate every dollar. We are using GoFundMe as our fundraising platform and we can also accept direct donations via check. But even if a donation is not possible, you can help us by sharing this website on social media. (Photo: Robert Coshland)