BENEFITING: NORTHRIDGE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: NORTHRIDGE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
EVENT: Honda LA Marathon 2012
After 3 years of Boot Camp, I am taking the plunge! I have decided to train for the 2012 LA Marathon. My goal is to walk-run the 26 miles in support of Northridge Hospital Medical Center's CATS Program: Center for Assault Treatment Services. Please join me and Stop the Abuse.
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.