Valeria Hernandez

Valeria Hernandez's Fundraiser

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Striding towards a world free from domestic violence!

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Dear friends, family, and supporters,

I am writing to share a deeply personal story that has led me to embark on a meaningful journey. This year, I have committed to running the Chicago Marathon to raise funds for a cause that is incredibly close to my heart- domestic violence via The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pervasive issue that affects millions of people worldwide, regardless of age, gender, race, or socioeconomic status. It is a silent epidemic that often goes unnoticed, leaving behind a trail of pain and suffering. Sadly, I have witnessed the devastating effects of domestic violence on close friends and family.

In the United States alone, an estimated 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe partner physical violence with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, and post-traumatic stress disorder. source.

It is time to break the cycle of abuse and provide survivors with the support and resources they need to heal and rebuild their lives. By running the Chicago Marathon, I hope to raise both awareness and funds for organizations that are dedicated to ending domestic violence and supporting survivors on their path to recovery.

Just a small donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal of $1,770 for The Network's Run Domestic Violence Out of Town Bank of America Marathon running team.

THANK YOU!