Did you know that one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime?
This past year, we received 2114 Hotline calls, served 566 women and children through our emergency shelter and non-residential support services, and presented our prevention education to over 4000 individuals. Our services are needed more than ever and we are asking for your support by participating in the Fifth Third River Bank Run!
Our fundraising goal for the 2017 Fifth Third River Bank Run is $25,000, representing 25% of women who will be affected by domestic violence.
In the past 5 years, we have joined together in memory of a courageous victim of domestic violence from our own community, Jenny Heeren. We are so grateful for the partnership with Jenny’s family to not only honor Jenny, but to join in solidarity for women who have run, are running, and will run! The participants also raised thousands of dollars to help provide our life-saving services.
In 2017, the Running for Jenny group will continue to make an impact this year, but we are expanding the opportunity to others who desire to honor a loved one who is a victim and/or survivor of domestic abuse. Each registrant will have a fundraising page and be encouraged to join in the team training opportunities and social events. We are building a strong cohesive team this year and are excited to have you with us!