This is my first time participating in the Goddess Run & I am so excited to join the community!
I am raising funds for 2 key recipients:
Victoria Women's Transition House Society - The pandemic has increased the need for services for victims of intimate partner violence. In response to COVID 19, the VWTHS says, "Unfortunately, at times of crisis, the evidence shows an increase in gender-based violence in and out of the home. VWTH is here for women and children in our community needing support, a safety plan and a safe place away from violence and abuse. Our services, although streamlined at this time, remain open and available." Find out more about the Society and their services here: https://www.transitionhouse.net/
& a 'Goddess' named Rose O'Neill who, after losing her leg in 2019 due to domestic violence, is in need of a new prosthetic to keep her running.
From Rose: "The financial hardships that come with losing a limb are astronomical, if you are an athlete those costs can triple. Walking limbs range from $10,000 to $100,000, with good coverage - this is still the amputees cost, coming up with this amount of money can seem and often is inconceivable. There are hundreds of simple, daily tasks the average person takes for granted, such as walking up stairs, riding a bike, or simply walking across the room. All I want to do is run. Prior to losing my leg in 2019 due to domestic violence I was a long distance mountain runner. I am a human being with a lot of potential and a love life. As an amputee, I am not really asking for much. Just a leg up. I believe there is a brighter day ahead, one just has to hold on to hope. "
My goal is $500 by race day! Let's Gooooo!
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