A few weeks ago a tragic event happened in a small community on the Pacific Northwest. A man suspected of killing his wife in 2009 who was still under investigation killed himself and his sons during what was supposed to be a routine supervised visit. Wives, girlfriends, significant others in same sex relationships & children are injured & killed every single day in every city in every country around the world. This isn't something that only happens to poor people in poor neighborhoods. This is an equal opportunity illness that can be found in any home, anywhere.
Did you know that the higher the income bracket the less likely domestic violence will be reported or even BELIEVED? Apparently it's hard to believe that affluent, well educated people are capable of domestic violence. About six months ago in Seattle a prominent physician killed is partner and their child, you see the partner was planning on leaving the doctor because he was afraid for his life.
As I said Domestic Violence can happen to anyone, anywhere at any time. I can share story after story after story. It's time that we as a society say we will not stand for violence of this kind. Five years ago a group of women who ride bikes together decided that they wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. They put their thinking helmets on and came up with an all women's bike ride where 100% of the proceeds go to domestic violence support services and prevention programs.
Last year was the 4th annual Cycle the WAVE bike ride and the Cycle the WAVE Foundation was able to give a grand total of $100,000.00 to 3 separate Domestic Violence support programs: Eastside Domestic Violence Program (EDVP), Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN) & New Beginnings. Pretty impressive Girlfriends I'd say!
This year Wuhoo Fitness and Cycle the WAVE have teamed up to offer a training program for women who want to ride the 25 mile Girly Girl route. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am about this partnership! To find out what what women are saying about the training program watch this short video ~
Space is limited to only 25 athletes and spaces are going fast so don't wait to reserve YOUR spot, do it today. Official registration opens on March 1st but you can reserve your space by emailing me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org put Cycle the WAVE training in the subject line. When was the last time YOU did something for the first time? I look forward to training with you and helping you reach your health and fitness goals!
Talk about a win - win! Be a part of the movement that raises money and awareness in the fight against domestic violence AND get healthier while making new friends. Where else can you help someone in need at the same time as you help yourself? Come on and catch the WAVE with me and Ride Like a Girl.
Here's to you in Fitness, Wellness and Health!
Jennifer Malocha CEO of Fun at Wuhoo Fitness
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