Empowering Survivors – A Virtual Walk/Run/Bike A-thon
When: May 1-31, 2020
Now more than ever before, survivors of domestic violence need YOU to literally take a giant step to ensure that every survivor has access to the free legal services they need for safety and empowerment.
Across the globe, we are seeing domestic violence incidents escalate as survivors are now trapped at home with their abusers because of the shelter in place laws meant to protect us from the current pandemic. Locally, increased calls to crisis lines have already been reported, and we at CVHR are preparing for an increase in referrals either before or right after shelter in place orders are lifted.
How can you help?
For the month of May, we are asking our supporters to make a pledge for the number of miles they hope to walk/run/bike, along with dollars per mile they plan to either donate or fundraise. Then, starting May 1st, participants will walk, run, or bike, while also maintaining social distancing guidelines, towards achieving their mileage and donation pledge.
For this challenge you can support CVHR’s work in two ways:
- Pledge to personally donate a dollar amount per mile, and/or,
- Ask friends, family members, and co-workers to support your mileage goal by asking them to donate per mile you move.
Most importantly, although this is a way to be active while supporting our work, we request that all who participate continue to maintain social distancing guidelines when walking, running, or biking towards their pledges.
Also, don’t forget to share your pledge on social media! You can use the fitness platform of your choice, or even just google maps, to track your mileage, and please share when you reach different mile markers throughout the challenge. A social media packet with templates to use will be sent once you make your pledge below.
Suggested pledge mileage and donation amounts:
- The Survivor Supporter: Donate $1 per mile for 30 miles.
- The Advocate: Donate $1 per mile for 50 miles.
- The Human Rights Defender: Donate $3 per mile for 30 miles.
- The Changemaker: Donate $3 per mile for 50 miles.
- Or, create your own pledge!
Make your pledge here:
Once you have achieved your mileage total, go to www.cvhr.org to make your tax deductible donation supporting survivors of violence in this unprecedented time.