Mission Accomplished - Thank You To All!!!
November 06, 2017
BENEFITING: Center Against Domestic Violence
ORGANIZER: Center Against Domestic Violence
I'm reaching out to ask you to help me support the NYC Center Against Domestic Violence through my participation (and hopefully completion of, gulp) the New York City Marathon.
By way of background, I have been inspired to get involved here by my terrific niece, Litzy. (Some say tricked into, but I only say that on Sunday nights when I am nursing sore hips after long runs…) As many of you know, Litzy is completing her last two years of high school with us, and is doing great. Many of you may not know that the main reason Litzy came to live with us was that she too was affected by domestic violence and ended up in a shelter. Her mother and siblings have found permanent housing with the help of great organizations in LA, but the incident made real for me the challenges that remain on this front and the critical need for supports to those affected.
Having already completed two marathons in her short life, Litzy has challenged me to suck it up and run the NYC Marathon to raise money for the Center Against Domestic Violence (CADV). Formed in 1977, the Center Against Domestic Violence (CADV) is New York State’s first organization founded to end domestic violence. CADV operates three full-service shelters for victims, offering childcare, job assistance, housing placement, and counseling. Their groundbreaking teen program, Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP), teaches 27,000 young people each year how to prevent domestic violence and have healthy relationships. CADV provides ongoing support for shelter residents, victim advocacy, and community outreach as part of our efforts to eliminate domestic violence.
I feel great about my donations to CADV given the great work they do and how impressed I am with the leadership. The funds I am raising will go directly to the RAPP program, ensuring teens like Litzy can gain the knowledge how to live a life free of violence. So, please consider donating to this effort. I and CADV appreciate all your gifts, large and small. So please take just a small moment to click through the link and make your donation. Of course all donations are tax deductible. I also encourage you to check if your employer may match!
Thanks very much. I really appreciate your considering donating to this cause and welcome any support in Central Park on November 5th!