Walking to End Domestic Violence

Dear Friends and Bloggers,

On Sunday, April 30 I will be walking the 25th Annual Walk for HAWC, to help the HAWC nonprofit organization with domestic violence services. I have participated in this event in the past, but I was especially compelled to participate this year for an unfortunate reason.

I have a friend who was brutally attacked by her husband, which made headlines in Boston. Lindsay was a ray of sunshine to all who never had a bad thing to say about anyone, so this news shook up the residents of the small town where we are from (Billerica, MA). The statistics are incredibly alarming: 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused by an intimate partner. This doesn’t even include other forms of abuse that can come into play. 

 

imgresThat is why this walk is so important to me. Your donation of any amount will help HAWC’s comprehensive domestic violence services including their 24-hour hotline, Emergency Shelter, advocacy and legal services, and Parent Child Trauma Recovery Program, HAWC makes great strides every day in providing support to survivors in our community. 

Please consider donating to support my walk, on behalf of all of the people who have been/are victims of this terrible crime. You can also read about Lindsay’s current status on her GoFundMe page here.

Thank you!

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Author: Melissa

4'8", dog lover, fashion and culture enthusiast.

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