BENEFITING: YWCA Utah
EVENT DATE: Sep 06, 2014
Our Pledge is to ride 1500 miles per person between now and the Lotoja Classic on Sept. 6, 2014. That's 65 miles a week, 260 miles a month, and 1300 miles in 5 months. Plus 200(ish) miles at Lotoja.
Our Goal is to raise $2 for every mile we ride. Donate $10. Donate $10,000. Every little bit helps.
IF WE REACH OUR GOAL OF $6000 IN DONATIONS, EACH PERSON THAT DONATES MORE THAN $50 WILL BE ENTERED TO WIN AN ORIGINAL FIXIE FROM PURE FIX CYCLES.
Our Inspiration Cathy (Tanner's mother-in-law) grew up in a home where her father regularly abused her mother. After years of abuse Cathy's mother finally mustered up the courage to say, "No More". Cathy has been forever inspired by her mother's courageous decision as have her children and children-in-law. Cathy's mother had the support and financial means to put an end to her abusive relationship; however, many women are not as fortunate. In fact, 1 in 3 women in Utah encounter abuse of one form or another and many of them feel trapped.
Our Cause We are riding the Lotoja Classic to raise money for the YWCA. Your donations will help fund the Women In Jeopardy Shelter Program which provides emergency and extended shelter services. The 181 bed facility is available 24-hours a day for women and children fleeing unsafe situations. Services include:
• 24-hour crisis line 801-537-8600
• Personal Advocacy, Case Management and Individualized Safety Planning
• Domestic Violence Support Groups and Life Skills Classes
We ask for your support as we raise money and awareness for the YWCA.
If you are riding Lotoja and would like to join us in this cause please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome.