I've wanted to run a marathon for a long time, but when I found out that I could run to support a cause that means a lot to me, I became even more inspired to finally complete the challenge. Your support will go towards an amazing organization committed to ending domestic violence.
Domestic violence affects more people than you might think, with one of every four women experiencing it at some point in their lifetime. This form of violence does not discriminate. It occurs among people of all races, ages, socioeconomic classes, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, and educational backgrounds, meaning the likelihood of this situation happening to you or a loved one of yours is all too real.
Apna Ghar is an amazing organization that provides holistic services to survivors of domestic violence, particularly immigrant women. Each year, Apna Ghar serves immigrant women from over 50 countries, providing support in the form of emergency housing, a crisis line, rehabilitative counseling and case management to allow survivors to get to a place of self sufficiency.
I couldn't be prouder to support such an amazing organization and cause in running my first marathon, and your support would truly mean the world to me.