I initially signed up to run the 2019 Chicago Marathon because I am turning 40 this December. Yikes! But I have decided that I want to run for something much more meaningful, and so please consider donating for Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women‘s Network which is an amazing local charity.
The unfortunate reality is that 1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime.
Some signs of an abusive relationship include a partner who tells you that you can never do anything right, shows extreme jealousy of your friends and your time spent away, insults, demeans or shames you with put downs, controls every penny spent in the household, looks at you or acts in a way that scares you, tries to control who you see and what you do, tells you that you’re a bad parent, pressures you to have sex when you don’t want to and intimidates you.
This local team, which I am honored to be a part of, is running to raise support, money and awareness for domestic violence survivors. Please help me to change the way domestic abuse is viewed and spread the word to help others!