Come out for a good cause on November 11th and make your mark in the quest to build awareness of what UNICEF calls “one of the most pervasive human rights challenges of our time” – CHILDHOOD DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (CDV).CHILDHOOD DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (CDV) is when you grow up living in a home with violence between your parents or violence towards a parent, from a stepparent or significant other. CDV impacts 1 in 7 people in the Atlanta Metro (557,337 people) and 278,702 children are experiencing it right now! An estimated 55 million Americans are impacted nationwide – more than 15 million children today and nearly 45 million adults who were these children growing up.
CDV has a “profound and lasting impact on a life.” Most end up struggling in some or all key areas of their life – their physical health, mental wellbeing, behaviors, or relationships – and it significantly increases their likelihood of suicide, addiction, and violence, which often gets passed onto the next generation. CDV is the SINGLE BEST PREDICTOR of becoming a victim or perpetrator of domestic violence in adulthood. BUT…no one knows about it! CDV has <15% public awareness...compared to other major childhood adversities, such as child abuse, which have >95 % awareness. And no widely practiced solutions exist to curb it.
YOU CAN HELP CHANGE THAT on November 11th at the first ever regional CDV awareness 5K in Roswell, GA, hosted by the Childhood Domestic Violence Association. Join hundreds locally in raising awareness and money to make a difference for the estimated 278,702children impacted by CDV in Metro Atlanta and the adults they will become, while enjoying a vigorous run/walk amidst the scenic Riverside Park in Roswell.
Event details and schedule
1st Annual Shine the Light 5k
|WHEN| Saturday – November 11, 2017
| TIME | 5K START TIME is 8:00a.m.
| PRICING | 5K – ADULTS: $25.00 until 11/7; Late/Race Day Registration is $30.00
| WHAT’S INCLUDED | All runners receive a high-quality t-shirt (size can only be pre-selected with advance online registration) and runner’s swag bag. (PLEASE NOTE: only pre-registered participants will be guaranteed shirts)
| COURSE INFO | The Start/Finish Line will be near the stage inside Riverside Park. The course will be on the Roswell Riverwalk Trail alongside the beautiful Chattahoochee River. Please review map below. Event will be chip-timed to ensure accuracy.
| RACE DAY REGISTRATION | Bring your friends and family on race day and encourage them to register! You may register on race day at Riverside Park beginning at 7 a.m. Race Day Registration is $30.00. Registration will also be offered at Packet Pick-up.
| PACKET PICKUP | Packet Pick-up is November 10th from 4pm-7pm. Hosted at Big Peach Running Company, 1062 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite C, Marietta, GA 30068. T-shirts and bibs will also be available for pick-up on race day beginning at 7 a.m.
| ABOUT THE CAUSE | The Childhood Domestic Violence Association works to increase awareness of CDV as an issue affecting hundreds of millions, empower caring adults, communities & organizations to serve as a lifeline for impacted children, and educate adults who experienced CDV as to the long-term impact, so they can strive to overcome it. The Georgia Chapter is the first formal regional satellite of the Association, located in Atlanta, GA. The Chapter was founded in 2016 to serve the needs of anyone in Georgia who grows up living with domestic violence or anyone who cares about or works with someone who did.