I am raising money to support a cause that I care about deeply. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 7 men will experience physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner in their lifetime. I want to increase awareness and financial resources for service providers who support victims/survivors. This year, a dear friend of mine barely escaped with her life, and those of her children, after her partner held her hostage in her own home. She got lucky and found a way out, but barely. She had stayed silent about the domestic violence occurring in her relationship for far too long. This year, I do this for her and those who have not yet found the opportunity to get help. I'm here. I'm listening and I will help you find the services you need to get safe. You matter.