EVENT: Refuse To Abuse® 5K 2017
EVENT DATE: Jul 15, 2017
Jessica Bowman wrote -
Team Purple Ribbon Warriors is participating in the Refuse to Abuse 5K at Safeco Field this year to not only raise money but also awareness. My name is Jessica and I am a victim of domestic violence. Although I would never call myself a victim but instead a survivor. My goal for this fundraiser is to raise awareness that domestic violence is not only something that can occur in dating relationships, but also with family members or even roommates. As someone that has personally been affected by the aftermath of an assault and the difficult choices you are forced to make; I want people to know they aren't alone. That their voice should not be silenced. But most importantly that their lives DO MATTER. I was lucky enough to have an amazing support system to lean on but not everyone is that blessed. And that is why all donations received will be given to the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence in hopes that other victims will be able to access resources they may not have known existed otherwise. Together we can end the silence on domestic violence.