NYC Marathon 2020
I ask for your support in reaching my goals and helping raise money for a great cause!
Reports of Domestic violence have been on the rise during this time of social distancing turning homes into prisons for women suffering from domestic violence and abuse. As NBC News reported, law enforcement agencies across the U.S. have seen domestic violence cases rise up to 35 percent in recent weeks. With this in mind, I am running for the charity, “SAFE HORIZON”, whose mission is protecting and helping victims of domestic violence.
Running a marathon is a challenge, one that requires strength and mental perseverance. It’s a race that makes you push your body until it hurts, and challenges your mental capabilities. Running their own race, many women and children living in physical and mentally abusive homes desperately seek to run away from time spent at the hands of their abuser and towards a happier time when the abuse will end.
Domestic abuse is not often spoken about because of feelings of helplessness and fear; and yet it transcends race, age, and socioeconomic boundaries.
In order to bring light to this problem, I am running each mile knowing that with your support I can bring light to this cause, help provide support, protection, and prevention, and bring justice for victims of domestic violence.
$16 helps us answer one call to our 24/7 domestic violence hotline
$35 means we can change a lock for a survivor of domestic violence
$50 provides access to showers, laundry, and computers for homeless youth for a year
$100 provides a day of childcare while a parent is in court testifying about abuse
$148 gives a family at a domestic violence shelter a ‘starter kit’ containing the essentials they will need to start over
To help me reach my goals, any amount you can contribute will be greatly appreciated.
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