Domestic Violence programs all over the country have experienced sharp declines in funding from local, state and national government. However, there has been an increase in demand on services. In fact, nearly 1 in 3 women in the U.S. are affected by domestic violence (DV) in their lifetime and men are reporting abuse at an alarming rate.
Race4 Domestic Violence Prevention was created as a means to not only educate and inform the racing community about issues around DV but also to raise much needed funds for national oversight organizations and local DV programs. We have partnered with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and are developing relationships with local programs who will benefit from the funds raised. We are also an Allied Organization with the NO MORE movement.
The Race4 Domestic Violence Prevention campaign kicked off in 2012. We are currently making plans for 2014 activities including our first ever 5k Run/Walk to be held in Kansas City on May 10th.
We are sincerely grateful that we are able to work in conjunction with the racing community toward a safer world for victims of domestic abuse and violence!
Race4 Domestic Violence Prevention is a platform created by Race4Girls. To learn more about our founder’s story as a support person, click here.