BENEFITING: NORTHRIDGE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: NORTHRIDGE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
EVENT: Honda LA Marathon 2012
Mileage Tracker: 125
To all of my friends, family, and colleagues:
This year I will be running the Los Angeles Honda Marathon with fundraising Team CATS and my local running team, Fleet Feet Sports.
CATS (Center for Assault Treatment Services at Northridge Hospital) in the valley, 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.
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 is devoted to reducing the amount of unreported cases-- and bringing the offenders to justice, as well as providing medical, counseling, and support services. They collect forensic evidence which helps law enforcement and the D.A.'s Office get the abusers off the street, and educate the community about the importance of sexual violence and abuse prevention.
The very much needed work they do is funded primarily by private donations, with a small portion coming from local government funding. That being said, in order to support victioms of secual assault, and the overall safety and health of our community, I would very much appreciate a donation toward this cause. Any amount you chose to donate will be very much appreciated and will go directly to CATS. My personal fundraising foal is $500.
With love and appreciation,