I am participating in the Niagara Falls Half Marathon on October 23, 2011 and have decided to use this experience to raise funds in support of Jane Doe No More.
I am going to Run to End the Silence.
Jane Doe No More is a national organization, founded by Donna Palomba, whose mission is simple and focused, with one main objective... to improve the way society responds to victims of sexual assault. They provide education and training tools for use by law enforcement, medical and legal professionals and provide guidance to victims and their families. This ensures each person that interacts with the victim will be better prepared so that no further emotional harm is inflicted and the healing process is allowed to continue. Through awareness and education about this horrific crime, all victims of sexual assault will have the chance for a full and healthy recovery; thus shortening the time from crime to healing.