For my 30th Birthday I wanted to do something special and I realized that doing something for others would be a greater gift than any possesion I could receive. I am asking you to please help me meet my goal of $5,000 by my birthday on September 25, 2013.
Having seen first hand the impact that sexual abuse has on an individual, family, and community I have decided to raise money to help support RAINN and raise awareness about sexual abuse. Every 2 minutes someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted and 54% of those assaults are NOT reported to the police. These statistics are appaling. I need your help to not only raise money but to also raise awareness. I know times are tough so even if you can't donate please help to spread the word and bring attention to the magnitude of this problem. Too many have suffered in silence for too long!
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.