About This Fundraiser
Few facts to start off with:
1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime.
Women experience more than 4 million physical assaults and rapes because of their partners, and men are victims of nearly 3 million physical assaults.
Every year, more than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes.
Domestic Violence is a serious problem present in our society, and it needs to end right now.
We are part of the Youth Community Project Team which is a part of Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC).
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month! Purple is the color for Domestic Violence awareness. The Purple Run is an event that will be held on October 18, 2014 by KAFSC. Participants like me, Sunabi, Sara, and Judy will be running 5km to raise awareness about domestic violence. All proceeds from our fundraising will go towards domestic violence prevention and intervention programs. Please donate and support a good cause! Any amount of donation is appreciated and we are very thankful!
Tae Kyung, Sunabi, Sara, Judy
Join us as we "Dash to End Domestic Violence!"
The Purple 5k Dash to End Domestic Violence is a 5k novelty race for novices as well as serious runners. Come in your finest purple!
All ages are welcome.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY
Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 9am
This run is part of KAFSC’s campaign to draw awareness on domestic violence during the month of October for Domestic Violence Awareness month. By joining in this event you are part of bringing a stronger awareness to this serious issue.
All proceeds from runners’ fundraising will go towards our domestic violence prevention and intervention programs.
- A 24-Hour Bilingual Crisis Hotline (718-460-3800)
- Transitional Housing
- Individual & Family Counseling
- Legal/Medical/Social Service Advocacy
- Self-Sufficiency Program to help clients with job readiness skills
- Support groups like Wish Group for single mothers and their children
- Rainbow House Shelter
- Hodori After-school Program for children K-8th grade
- Youth leadership (YCPT)
- Unni-Hyung Mentoring program
- Community Outreach & Education
All runners are required to raise a minimum amount for KAFSC by the race date.
Runners are responsible for the balance if the goal is not reached.
Adults (18 and up) $250
Youth (17 and under) $100
Register at www.kafsc.org/run
Participants will receive a race t-shirt, a purple water bottle and granola bars sponsored by KIND.