My Sisters Place Launches Running Series to Raise $$$ for Victims of Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking

WPCNR MAIN STREET JOURNAL. From My Sisters’ Place. April 10. 2014:

My Sisters’ Place (MSP) and the community unite to MOVE for change with the new “Team MSP” Initiative to raise awareness and funds for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking through participation in athletic events.  Team MSP is more than just running, biking, walking, or swimming—it’s an entire community advocating for relationships based on respect, equality, and peacefulness.

Currently the scheduled races are:

The Running Goddess 5k (June 1, 2014- Katonah, NY)

North Avenue Mile Run/Walk (June 8, 2014- New Rochelle, NY)

Westchester Super Sprint Triathlon (September 20, 2014- Rye, NY)

Run the Farm 5 Mile Train Race (October, 2014- Katonah, NY)

…Or find a race of your own!

Interested participants can find or create their own activity for Team MSP involvement.  “The beauty of Team MSP is that one can pick their athletic activity of choice and use the same paradigm to help MSP accomplish our formidable goals” says Karen Cheeks-Lomax, Esq. MSP’s Chief Executive Officer.  “Our children will find peace and respect in their relationships when agencies like MSP take our work into every corner in our communities and we become healthier as a result, a true win-win!”

Registration is easy, go to www.mspny.org/news/teammsp.  Create a team with friends and family or sign up independently.  Each participant will receive a Team MSP jersey and can fundraise for families in crisis who are relying on MSP for emergency residential services and supportive counseling and legal services.

We know 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime (NYSCADV.org), up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually (dvrc-or.org), and 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year (loveisrespect.org).  So help MSP make a difference by joining Team MSP!

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