BENEFITING: NORTHRIDGE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: NORTHRIDGE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
EVENT: 2014 ASICS LA Marathon
EVENT DATE: Mar 09, 2014
So here we are, each committing to run 13.1 miles in the 2014 LA Marathon with Charity Team CATS! Read below or watch the video on the left to learn why CATS is our motivation and inspiration as we will run (and walk - A LOT) to Break the Silence and Stop the Abuse.
This will be Karen and Nancy's 3rd time participating in the LA Marathon...and Harold's first time! (Karen and nancy dragged him into this!) It's going to be a PHENOMENAL journey!!! Let's do this together!
Harold, Karen & Nancy
NORTHRIDGE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION wrote -
Every 2 minutes someone is sexually assaulted in the U.S. 60% of sexual assaults are never reported to the police. 2/3 of assaults are committed by someone known to the victim.
CATS (Center for Assault Treatment Services at Northridge Hospital) provides 24/7 services to victims of sexual assault and abuse of all ages in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. Each year CATS serves 1,000 victims, 1/4 of them are children age 6 or younger. At CATS, victims are cared for in a nurturing environment with their safety and well being a primary concern.
CATS collects forensic evidence which helps law enforcement and the D.A.'s Office get the abusers off the street, and educates the community about the importance of child abuse reporting.