ALINA SHEYKHET was an exceptional young woman, a talented dancer and performer, a devoted daughter, sister and aunt, an avid animal lover, and a diligent student at the University of Pittsburgh when she was brutally murdered by a former boyfriend on October 8, 2017.
ALINA'S LIGHT is a charitable organization established in honor of Alina Sheykhet, whose life was tragically taken in a senseless act of violence in October of 2017. The mission of Alina's Light, among others, is to give voice to the victims of domestic violence through the arts, community events and charitable actions.
ALINA'S LEGACY continues through local and international art performances, events, and exhibits, which draw attention to the dangers of domestic violence, and at the same time, create a unique place for victims and their families to find peace, hope and connection. ALINA'S DOLLS is a project designed specifically for this purpose.