BENEFITING: CHICAGO METROPOLITAN BATTERED WOMENS NETWORK
ORGANIZER: CHICAGO METROPOLITAN BATTERED WOMENS NETWORK
EVENT: 2015 Chicago Marathon
Hi - Thank you so much for visiting my page!
My name is Stephen Wrought and I've been running now for over two years. This coming October, I will participate in my first marathon! I will be running with an awesome group of people to benefit the victims of domestic violence and to provide resources for domestic violence prevention. Millions of families suffer from domestic violence every year and we are here to help, educate and provide a healthy environment for families in need.
Running has been very rewarding for me and I want to share that with as many peope as possible. I hope you can help provide assistance to the families of Chicago and to the wonderful organizations that are listed below. I look forward to seeing some of you cheering us along the way!!
CHICAGO METROPOLITAN BATTERED WOMENS NETWORK wrote -
Eleven very different domestic violence service providers from across the city have come together to advance their cause via the October 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. All revenue generated by the Run DV Out of Town team, will be used by its member agencies for domestic violence prevention and supportive services for its survivors.
The Coalition is an unprecedented collaboration representing diverse populations across Chicago. Its member agencies are located in neighborhoods throughout the city and suburbs and serve communities representing all races, ethnicities, and religions. As Coalition member Ava Newbart, Director of Development at Shalva, states, “domestic violence doesn’t discriminate: it’s an equal-opportunity destroyer of families throughout Chicago. It doesn’t matter if you’re Hispanic, Asian, Jewish, or Arabic, or whether you are rich or poor. We embrace our diversity and stand together because nobody should be afraid in their own home. Domestic violence is NOT OK.”
The Coalition Members of Run Domestic Violence Out of Town:
Arab American Family Services (AAFS)
Center for Advancing Domestic Peace
Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network (CMBWN)
Connections for Abused Women and their Children(CAWC)
Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
Healthcare Alternative Systems
Metropolitan Family Services
South Suburban Family Shelter (SSFS)
(WINGS) Women in Need Growing Stronger