Lauren Menor via Crowdrise
September 25, 2011
BENEFITING: NORTHRIDGE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: NORTHRIDGE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
EVENT: Honda LA Marathon 2012
In the next few months, I'll be working my butt off in school and teaching...along with running my tail off on a daily basis to help victims of sexual abuse in the San Fernando Valley community. Moneys raised will go directly to the victims treated at the Center for Assault Treatment Services (CATS) based out of Van Nuys, CA.
I am dedicating my race to help build a community with less abuse.
Thank you very much :-)
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 we serve 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.