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October 13, 2016
BENEFITING: Center Against Domestic Violence
ORGANIZER: Center Against Domestic Violence
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
Hello! Thank you for visiting my fundraising page. I am very happy to be running in the TCS New York City Marathon on behalf of the Center Against Domestic Violence.
I am a domestic violence survivor and I am determined to break the silence and help others leave abusive relationships. Most importantly, it is vital for ALL of us to talk about healthy relationships with our children, friends and families. The best time to stop an abusive relationship is even before it starts! Statistics now show that 1 in 3 teens will be affected by dating violence. Sadly, teens affected by dating violence often continue with abusive relationships into adulthood.
Working together, we can all break the cycle of violence. The Center Against Domestic Violence helps not only current victims of abuse, but they also work to prevent abusive relationships from starting. The Center operates three shelters for survivors and their children. They also run programs for elementary through high school students in order to teach about healthy relationships. The teen Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) teaches teens to identify signs of abuse and what a healthy relationship looks like. An integral part of the program emphasizes Peer-to-Peer education about teen dating violence. Teens may be very hesitant to tell a parent or teacher about an abusive relationship. However, when teens empower teens they will learn they are not alone and they can go to their peers when they are in crises.
Please join me in helping to build a better future for domestic violence survivors, their children, and our young teens. Working together we can ensure that more and more people will know what healthy relationships are and what it means to live a life that is happy, safe, and free from violence.
Please email me at email@example.com if you have any questions. To learn more about domestic violence you can follow me on Twitter: @DVeducate.
Thank you for your help!