Chanterelle describes how she was 5 years old the first time she experienced domestic violence. Throughout her childhood she witnessed and suffered abuse. As a young woman she has been working to heal herself, and overcome some of the harm she has suffered. Part of Chanterelle’s healing has been her commitment to break the silence around intimate partner violence.
Chanterelle, with the support of a group of friends, has set herself the challenge of running the length of the Juan de Fuca trail: this physical feat will also be a fundraiser for Victoria Women’s Transition House. Chanterelle has set a goal of raising $4,700 which is $100 per km of trail. As well as much needed funds to support women and children who are escaping from intimate partner violence, Chanterelle hopes the fundraiser will be an opportunity to share her story, and open conversations about abuse. She’s called her fundraiser ‘Beyond the Trail’ because it is about so much more than the run, though this route will provide plenty of challenges.
Beyond the Trail takes place on Saturday September 17th, donations are being accepted through Chanterelle’s fundraising page
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