Women In Distress
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On Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. Community members, corporate teams, student organizations, along with individual walkers and runners, took to the pavement to raise awareness about domestic violence and to raise funds for the much-needed programs and services that Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc. offers free of charge to survivors of domestic violence in our community.
Although SAFEWALK has passed, there is still time to donate to this great cause. The SAFEWALK website will remain active, giving the opportunity to make a donation, until March 11th.
Runners, make sure to view your race times posted by AccuChip. Congratulations to all of our winners!
The Starfish Luncheon is an opportunity to honor those who have made a significant contribution to improve the lives of survivors of domestic violence while raising much-needed funds to support the free services we provide to women, children, and men seeking help and healing.
May 24, 2017 | Signature Grand
6900 W. State Road 84 Davie, Fl 33317
Silent Auction – 11am
Luncheon & Program – 12pm
Jason Aube, BB&T Broward Market President
Join us for our 18th Annual SafeWalk-Run 5K on Saturday, February 25, 2017 to be held at NSU’s Davie Campus with a NEW CERTIFIED COURSE. Community members, corporate teams, student organizations, along with individual walkers and runners, will take to the pavement to raise awareness about domestic violence and to raise funds for the much needed services Women In Distress offers free of charge to victims of domestic violence .
Our goal this year is to raise $150,000 to provide support services and 2,000+ nights of safe shelter to survivors and their families escaping abusive situations.
Each walker and runner is asked to raise a minimum of $200 in donations (suggested goal). By asking friends, colleagues, family members, and neighbors to sponsor you in the event, you will be making a difference in the life of a victim of domestic violence. Teams are groups of five or more people interested in participating.
If you’re interested in sponsoring this event, please download a form or contact Michael Barron at firstname.lastname@example.org. For registration and fundraising questions, please contact Eileen Trower, Events Coordinator at email@example.com.
Nova Southeastern University
(Across from the Alvin Sherman Library)
Saturday, February 25, 2017
7:30 am – Registration opens
8:30 am – Warm-ups and program
9:00 am – Race start
$25: Adult (ages 18 and older)
$35: Adult with dog (on leash)
$15: Youth (ages 6-17)
FREE: Kids 5 and under
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED BUT YOU CAN REGISTER AT THE EVENT.
Calling all volunteers…if you have time to donate, big or small, we need YOUR help at our 18th Annual SAFEWALK-RUN 5K Presented by Ultimate Software! There are many opportunities to volunteer at the event and still have enough time to participate in SAFEWALK. We hope you will join us and Take a Step to End Domestic Violence! Download the registration form here.
Runners who pre-register will need to check-in at the chip timing table and pick up their chip. All registrants receive a free t-shirt and breakfast.
The Purple Heart Project is an effort to raise awareness about how many members of the community are affected by domestic violence. If you would like to honor someone affected by domestic violence, purple hearts will be available to write their name on and wear as a symbol of their courage.
All funds raised through this additional $10 registration fee will go towards providing assistance to pets of victims of domestic violence who reside in our shelters.
The Herman’s have always believed in the importance of helping others and have supported Women In Distress for many years. “We believe in WID’s mission to end domestic abuse for everyone through intervention, education and advocacy. Through our commitment, we have learned firsthand just how important it is to help keep families safe, stated Hal.”
Even when children don’t see domestic abuse, they usually know it’s happening. It can affect them deeply. More than 50% of women experiencing domestic abuse live in households with children under 12. These children are more likely to exhibit behavioral issues and physical health problems, including depression, anxiety, and violence toward peers.
Through the Hal Herman Children’s Fund (HHCF) and the generosity of donors, the smallest survivors of domestic violence can receive the support they need — supervised care while their parent is in counseling, and help from specialized therapists that use play therapy, art therapy and more to help these children break the cycle of domestic violence. To learn more about the Hal Herman Children’s Fund and the HHCF Celebration Wall.