Victoria Women’s Transition House Society hopes you will join our TARGET STORAGE Mission: Transition team to walk or run the 8K, half or full marathon in the Victoria Marathon. You may also wish to become a team partner. Your participation will help us celebrate and raise funds for our 35th Anniversary Campaign to End Violence Against Women.
Since 1974, Victoria Women’s Transition House Society (VWTHS) has been empowering women, with or without children, who want to end the cycle of abuse.
- We believe that violence against women is unacceptable.
- We recognize that violence against women is a highly complex issue best understood in the context of broader societal issues of women’s equality and empowerment.
Each year, over 2000 women and children access the services offered by Victoria Women’s Transition House Society. These programs include the 24-hour Safe Shelter and Crisis Line, the Non-residential Counselling and Children’s Programs, the Spousal Assault Victim Support Program, Community Education, and four weeks of Children Who Witness Abuse Summer Camp.
This year the Victoria Marathon takes place on October 10, 2010. Our Goal for the Marathon is a team of 100 members, and to raise $50,000 to help end violence and abuse against women in our community.
We encourage each team member to raise a minimum of $450, and to recruit a friend to help support the immediate needs and costs at the 18-bed Emergency Shelter. When people sign up for the team and raise $450 or more, their registration fees will be reimbursed.
Together we can end the cycle of abuse and build a better society that respects and values all its members, especially the women and children who are most vulnerable. If we wish to create a humane and just society, we each must look at what we can do to eliminate abuse and violence against women in our community.
If you haven’t already done so, we urge you to register early at http://www.runvictoriamarathon.com to give yourself ample time to train and fundraise. Please contact Elissa once you have registered. Below are a couple of documents for your information: important dates and fundraising tips and ideas. Please email Elissa to get a pledge package.
For more information about becoming a corporate team partner, please see the partnership package below.
We are here to help you, so please do not hesitate to contact Elissa Bergman at (250) 592-2927 ext. 214 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victoria Women’s Transition House Society
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