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Take A STAND-Break the Silence 2annual 10/5k Run/Walk
Sat, Nov 15, 2014
About This Activity
There is an epidemic that is sweeping our nation known as Domestic Violence. This epidemic affects the lives of thousands of victims, survivors, their families, even affecting those who are called to serve and protect victims of violence. Domestic Violence is defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.
The impact of domestic violence is felt not only by the women, men and children involved, but by our community as a whole. Domestic Violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic Violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
This is why, we, STRATEGIC PARTNERS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE . There is a tremendous need for strong public/private partnerships and corporate resources to increase awareness of domestic violence and further prevention efforts. In the state of Texas, the domestic violence statistics are alarming. Therefore, we are on a mission! A mission to bring about awareness about this epidemic and to help do our part in putting an end to these horrific acts that affect us all.
STAND is hosting their 2nd Annual Walk/Run-a-thon To End Domestic Violence in Arlington, Texas! The “Walk/Run-a-thon to End Domestic Violence” is designed to raise awareness and funds for partnering organizations to carry out their mission to financially support individuals as they transition from violent situations and to raise capital funds to build a safe facility providing more secure alternatives for those in trouble.
For our second event, we will be honoring Carolyn ThomasIn 1995, she met the man who would change her life forever. Throughout their eight year relationship, she was caged from the outside world. She experienced helplessness, powerlessness, isolation, control, manipulations, fear, intimidation, and loss of self by an abusive partner on various levels. The abusive relationship progressed to a lethal plateau over time. On December 5, 2003, she suffered catastrophic facial injuries when her abuser shot her at point-blank range. She was not expected to live. By God's hand she survived. She had 11 reconstructive surgeries at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas over a two year period. While recovering she discovered her purpose, to tell her story to all willing to listen.
Event details and schedule
Event will start at Legacy Pavilion
701 NW Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington, TX 76006
10k runners start 8am
5k runners start 8:05
5k walk starts 8:10am
Bring your ID
There will be lockers to put your items while you run/walk.. ( Free )
There will be Free pizza from Chuck E Cheese.. Chuck E will be joining us..
There will be awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male amd female by 10 years age increments.
There will be a Overall time award male and female..