Did you know that 1 of every 4 girls are sexual assaulted by the time they turn 18?
That statistic became a reality in my life years ago when I became a victim of sexual violence. As unfortunate as it may be, I bet many of you reading this email have already become a victim sexual assault or know someone who is.
My own awful experience with sexual violence has urged me to do something more, to do something proactive, to become more than just another statistic and to be more than just another victim.
Introducing FIGHT BACK DAY 2017
FIGHT BACK DAY is an annual hands on event that teaches females of any age self defense tactics and empowers them to take a stand against sexual violence.
Here are the details:
WHEN: January 15th, 2017 at 2pm
WHERE: Twin Dragon Martial Arts, 8066 Crescent Park Dr, Gainesville, VA 20155
WHAT TO WEAR: Work out clothes – this will be a hands on class where you will participate in self defense training activities
WHAT TO BRING: A small towel in case you get sweaty 🙂
This event is COMPLETELY FREE! However, our goal to also raise $250 to donate towards RAINN (the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization that works tirelessly to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure perpetrators are brought to justice). If you would like to donate to this cause, you can do so online right here and/or bring cash the day of the event. A little like $5-10 goes a long way.
WHAT YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW:
PLAN ON COMING: This event for any and every woman of any age. Whether you are in high school, college or in your 40’s, you have an invitation!
INVITE: Invite your friends, all of them! The more who come, the better off we will be.
SHARE: Share this email and share the posts you see on my social media accounts Instagram, and Facebook over the next few days/few weeks.
SAVE THIS PHOTO RIGHT NOW and post it online! Be sure to tag @heatherchesky and #hcpfightbackday2017!
Together, we can make an impact. Together, we can make a positive change. Join HCP in shattering the silence that sexual assault thrives in and let’s empower each other to stand together and FIGHT BACK.
Can’t wait to see you there!