BENEFITING: CHICAGO METROPOLITAN BATTERED WOMENS NETWORK
ORGANIZER: CHICAGO METROPOLITAN BATTERED WOMENS NETWORK
EVENT DATE: Oct 13, 2013
After swearing up and down that I would never run a marathon, I ran the Bank of American Chicago Marathon in 2012. I loved every minute of my 18 weeks of training and about 20 out of the 26.2 miles of the race itself (let's be honest, no one loves the whole 26.2.) It only took one day for me to start thinking about my next marathon.
Last year running the marathon was about setting a goal and achieving that goal for myself. This year, I want my accomplishment to benefit others as well. I am running this year to raise money for the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Womens Network. The network is a collaboration of nine domestic violence agencies in and around Chicago, including SHALVA.
SHALVA's mission is to address domestic abuse in Jewish homes and relationships through counseling and education.
SHALVA is the oldest, independent Jewish domestic violence agency in the United States and has been instrumental in facilitating national and international dialogues on the specific needs of Jewish families experiencing domestic violence. In 1986, SHALVA's first year of existence, 24 clients were served; since then, SHALVA has worked with over 4,000 clients from every denomination of the Jewish spectrum. SHALVA works in partnership with secular domestic violence agencies throughout the Chicago metropolitan area to increase awareness around culturally-specific issues and to serve as a resource, specializing in Chicago's Jewish population and domestic violence.
Our team is ready to RUN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OUT OF TOWN!