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Sarah's Run to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse

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March 17, 2012

Okay the easy part is over. 360 miles behind us and now we will take your generous donations and use them for prevention programs ASAP!  See more

BENEFITING: Baltimore Child Abuse Ctr, Inc.

EVENT DATE: Mar 17, 2012

Mileage Tracker: 360

Sarah Gatchel

THE STORY:

Child sexual abuse.  Not something that is fun to talk about, and not something I would have been reaching out to friends and family about a few years ago.  


But in the last year, after joining the board of The Baltimore Child Abuse Center (BCAC) , I have been exposed to the enormous problem of sexual abuse our community’s children are facing, but more importantly, have seen what a difference an organization can make to fight this epidemic.

And even though it is unpleasant, it is something we cannot ignore:

  • 1 in 4 girls will be sexually abused before they turn 18
  • 1 in 7 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18
  • 75 million children will be born in the US over the next 18 years and 15 million of them will be sexually abused
  • only 10% of sexual abuse ever gets reported

Through my work with the BCAC  board I have seen how sexual abuse knows no bounds and crosses all socio-economic & cultural borders.  I have learned that people very close to me are survivors, in some cases without ever talking about it to those closest to them, or worse, without ever being heard. And I have learned that the biggest thing that needs to happen for this epidemic to end is something we can all do.  We need to talk about it.  

We need to remove the stigma attached to child sexual abuse, and while unpleasant and emotional and scary, we need to encourage people to speak up.  For themselves, for loved ones, for friends, for any and every child.  The only way to break the cycle of abuse is to remove it from the shadows.  

So that is why I’m running.  I want to raise awareness (and yes raise some money as well) for this very noble cause.  Please help me any way you can.

If you are interested in learning more, feel free to get in touch with me or visit BCACi.org to learn more about the problem and how this great organization is making a difference.

Thank you for your support!

Love,

Sarah

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To This Fundraiser

$2,300

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lee Gatchel

    $50

  • Diantha

    $50

  • Jane Gober

    $25

  • Cory and Bob

    $50

  • Johanna and Jeremy- GO SARAH!!!

    $50

  • Kara

    $25

  • The Carino Family

    $50

  • The Lickstein Family

    $100

  • Catherine and Ted

    $50

  • The Laeyendeckers

    $50

  • Robyn & Samantha

    $50

  • Tracy and Ron Brown

    $100

  • Jen Donnalley

    $50

  • Susan Halligan

     

  • Shane, Erica and Molly Beth

    $25

  • Margo and Davis

    $50

  • Katka

    $25

  • The Quispe Family

    $50

  • Sandy and Joe

    $50

  • Kathy Armstrong

    $50

  • The Denslow Family

    $50

  • Patrice D'Eramo

    $100

  • Mom & Dad

    $100

  • Robin Randall

    $25

  • Cynthia Shea

    $50

  • Patty Barba

    $50

  • Cynthia Shea

    $25

  • Robin, Michael, Sarah, Stephen & Lauren Kohs

    $100

  • The Mettees

    $25

  • Nancy Boyer

    $25

  • Doris Ho

    $25

  • Jess & Brian

    $20

  • Nancy & burros

    $100

  • Cara Shea Kohler

     

  • Bob & Jan Pikula

    $100

  • Elisa, Jeff & Luca

    $50

  • Grandma Jane

    $25

  • Aunt Connie

    $25

  • The Bailey Family

    $50

  • Brooke Hanley Davison

    $50

  • Susie Riordan Mohr

    $50

  • Cathy Pascale

    $25

  • Vance and Ted Gatchel

    $100

  • Deborah Phelps

    $100

  • Robert & Sharon

    $50

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230% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,300 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Robert & Sharon

Robert & Sharon

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Deborah Phelps

Deborah Phelps

DONATION: $100

Given in Honor of Hillary Phelps' Birthday! 5 years ago

Vance and Ted Gatchel

Vance and Ted Gatchel

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Cathy Pascale

Cathy Pascale

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Susie Riordan Mohr

Susie Riordan Mohr

DONATION: $50

Please support the cause! 5 years ago

Brooke Hanley Davison

Brooke Hanley Davison

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

The Bailey Family

The Bailey Family

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Grandma Jane

Grandma Jane

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Aunt Connie

Aunt Connie

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Elisa, Jeff & Luca

Elisa, Jeff & Luca

DONATION: $50

5 years ago