EVENT: REFUSE TO ABUSE 5K 2014
EVENT DATE: Jul 19, 2014
Alright folks - here's the deal: on July 19 I'm doing a 5k with Momster and the dudefriend Cam-a-Lam for the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Why? Because unfortunately domestic violence has played a far larger role in my life than I care to think about. It probably has affected you or someone you love, also.
According to the Washington Department of Health, 1 in 5 women have REPORTED domestic violence in their lifetime. *REPORTED* being the operative word here, as that means even more women have been abused but were too afraid to report it. Think about 5 women you know, and think that AT MINIMUM 1 of them has been assaulted by a trusted partner or family member.
That shit is ridiculous.
THE STATISTICS DON'T EVEN COVER MEN WHO WERE VICTIMS OF DV - which is even more ridiculous! They encounter abuse, also, as children and adults!
Another statistic from WA DOH - "Forty-six percent of domestic violence victims have symptoms of anxiety disorder."
"Fifty percent of all mental healthcare dollars are spent on adults who were abused as children."
IT. NEEDS. TO. END.
<3 <3 <3 I recognize y'all may be strap for cash, or perhaps you don't like donating money for whatever reason - but if you have an extra $5, I urge you to donate. The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence helps provide resources to victims for the help they need to escape the cycle of abuse that happens far to often. <3 <3 <3