Thanks for visiting my fundraising page for the Darkness to Daylight Challenge!
Every year I see a number of fellow employees freezing to death in the pre-dawn as we seek to raise funds and awareness to stop this most heinous and silent of crimes. I think this year support is more crucial than ever, with our social landscape flipped upside down and larger numbers than ever trapped in terrible circumstances that can exacerbate and lead to violence.
On the up side, I won't have to get up at around 4am this year to complete this event; on the downside, I am going to have to commit to the challenge for a full month.
I have a safe home to go back now and I want everyone else to know what it feels like to go home and feel safe. There's a reason they use terms like 'pandemic' to describe domestic violence- because it is a silent, deadly epidemic that takes and ruins lives in equal measure.
I won't see any of you freezing in the pre-dawn this year- but I know you'll be out there this month. So I raise my coffee in salute to you all, tighten the laces on my walking shoes, and here's to another year.
**Every 1km in the 110km challenge represents on average a woman, child or man's life lost to Domestic and Family Violence. Together we are running through the night to bring Domestic and Family Violence out of the Darkness and into the Daylight.
With your support we can make a difference in
the lives of those affected by Domestic and Family Violence, and help end the
cycle of violence.
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