The March Down
Virtual Movement Event
Join DOVES Network for our Virtual Event “The March Down.” Together DOVES Network supporters and advocates will commit to a virtual movement as we March in stride to end childhood domestic violence and sexual violence nationwide.
DOVES Network's mission is to assist underrepresented youth that’s been exposed to a form of domestic violence, known as Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) and sexual violence, to daily overcome violence and embrace safety through intervention, prevention, and empowerment. As we end March and enter April which is Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness month, we want to not just drive awareness but ignite action!
Please join us for #TheMarchDown to #StepOutCDV&SV! Whether you're hiking, walking in your neighborhood, running, or getting active on your treadmill you can join in. We have three different levels to your comfortability: 1K, 3K, and 5K. Get your gym shoes, load your playlist, and join us the week of March 27th - April 2nd at the times of your choosing. Together lets March Down Childhood Domestic Violence and Sexual violence.
Once you register, you'll be able to track your progress, create your own team, and even compete with others to reach your goal!
Virtual event donation goals
We're aiming to raise $10,000. Your giving directly impacts our three programs translated as healing paths:
1. Give the Gift of Resiliency through our Intervention pathway which is directly connected to us being able to offer Youth Peer Groups ages 13-18 for free.
2. Give the Gift of Hope through our Prevention pathway which allows us to drive awareness not only about the trauma impact of being exposed but the healing solutions available.
3. Give the Gift of Love through our Empowerment Pathway which allows us to assist those families that have fled to safety and have practical needs we can fill be it transportation, school, clothing, etc.
15 million children in the United States grow up in homes plagued by domestic violence.
Over one billion children are impacted by domestic violence globally.
There's less than 15% awareness of Childhood Domestic Violence.
More than 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced sexual violence involving physical contact during their lifetimes.
1 in 3 female rape victims experienced it for the first time between 11-17 years old and 1 in 8 reported that it occurred before age 10.
Nearly 1 in 4 male rape victims experienced it for the first time between 11-17 years old and about 1 in 4 reported that it occurred before age 10.
Q: Does a virtual event mean the event can be completed anywhere?
A: Yes, that's exactly what it means.
Q: The dates are for a full week, is that correct?
A: Yes. You can complete your tier at your time. You can complete it in a day or spread it out. You literally have all week any time between March 27th and April 2nd, 2022.
Q: If I have a physical disability can I still be apart?
A: Absolutely, this virtual event is all-inclusive to how you want to move, and/or you can make a donation to support other racers if you do not feel comfortable. Please do what is safe for you.
Q: I want others to participate can I share?
A: Absolutely and you can create a team and be a captain.
Q: Will there be a race packet?
A: Yes - you will receive a digital race packet that includes your bib you can print, along with a customized DOVES gift that will be mailed to you.
Q: How much is it to participate?
A: There are various levels of registration $30, $20, and $10. All donations are tax-deductible and will go to support DOVES Network's daily work to end and prevent childhood domestic violence and sexual violence.
Q: Is it safe to participate given COVID-19 concerns?
A: Safety is top of mind for our organization, and we all have a role in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Please follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines required by your state and local governments. View updated information on COVID-19 from the CDC here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
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Together lets March Down Childhood Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence.