About This Fundraiser
As recent news stories have made clear, domestic violence is an issue that pervades our society, affecting everyone from Hollywood celebrities to our neighbors here in Flushing.
Statistics back up the headlines. Over 31% of women in the United States have experienced intimate partner violence at some point in their lives. And although it's hard to get a exact number, 41-61% of Asian women in the US have been abused by an intimate partner... And that's only the reported cases!
On October 18, 2014, we're running alongside others in our community to take a stand against domestic violence. By educating ourselves and talking openly about this issue, we can take small but significant steps towards a violence-free society. Please join us in supporting this important cause!
The Dream Chasers: Lydia, Kaitlyn, Eunice, Esther, Hannah & Allison
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.