Castle Rock bike riders "Cycle Against Violence" | Events
The Women’s Crisis & Family Outreach Center (WCFOC), through their Young Citizens for Philanthropy (YCP) partnership, is launching its first CYCLE AGAINST VIOLENCE Bike Race Saturday, May 19, 2012 in Castle Rock, Colorado. Registration begins at 6:45 a.m. and the ride will begin at 8:45 that morning.
Statistics show that every nine seconds a women is beaten or assaulted. At least one in four women has experienced domestic violence and the abuser is usually a member of her own family. Studies even suggest that up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic abuse annually. With statistics such as this, it is an issue that cannot be ignored.
YCP and the WCFOC aim to break the cycle of domestic violence by uniting the community with its first cycle against violence bike race. Ann Carter, Director of Development states, “I hope that the race will help to bring awareness to the community about an issue that is very important, although often minimized.”
With its inception over 25 years ago, the agency provides programs and services to any domestic violence victim requesting those services. The organization realizes the impact of domestic violence and the need for change. Although WCFOC is committed to making a change, it cannot be done alone. Community involvement and visibility is a must. Volunteers, cyclists, and community support are needed to make this event a success.
Information on the event, including registration information can be found on this website: www.cycleagainstviolence.com.
The WCFOC opposes the use of violence as a means of control over others and supports equality in relationships. We strive to assist victims of domestic violence in assuming power over their lives and choosing options which afford them and their family a life free from violence. We recognize that violence affects the entire family, with each member requiring support and education in order to stop the cycle of violence. It is our ultimate vision to assist in ending violence in the lives of all people.
If you or someone you know is a victim, please call our 24-hour Crisis Line at 303-688-8484. If you need more information about the WCFOC, please visit us at www.twcfoc.org or call 303-688-1094.
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