Women of Freedom Foundation (WFF) 5th Annual Walk/Run to Kick off National Domestic Violence Awareness Month at Hains Point-East Potomac Park Sunday September 30, 2007

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Every 15 seconds, a woman is beaten by her husband, boyfriend or live-in partner. Every day 4 women die as a result of Domestic abuse, by the end of this announcement 2 woman would have been abused

In Washington, DC, there is a shortage of beds for victims of Domestic Violence. Right here in Washington, DC there are currently only 48 shelter beds to support on average 175 women a week seeking refuge from domestic abuse. In the United States, a woman is abused or battered by her husband, boyfriend, or live-in partner every 15 seconds. By the time you read this article, 2 women too many will have been abused.

On Sunday, September 30th, 2007 at 8:00am, you have an opportunity to take a stand against domestic violence. The Women of Freedom Foundation (WFF), is hosting a 5K Run/Walk for Freedom at Hains Point - East Potomac Park, 1100 Ohio Drive SW, Washington DC at the "Awakening." The proceeds from this event will support Freedom House, a residential facility for women who have been physically abused and are in transition.

The Women of Freedom Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides refuge, healing and support for women in transition. WFF also provides support groups, seminars, workshops, and counseling on issues that are significant to the needs and well being of women.

Women of Freedom Foundation was founded in August of 2000 by Rayshel Murphy, who is a survivor of domestic abuse and for the past 6 years has committed her life, time, experiences and resources to helping other victims. She includes women with addictions, homeless population and victims of elder abuse and the faith community. Two years ago Murphy officially launched the opening of Freedom House a residential facility for women in transition due to physical abuse. Her goal for this year's 5K event is to raise $100,000.00 to continue to sustain Freedom House where women are treated with dignity.

If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of the women who have been victimized by this social ill come out and take a stand!

Run for Freedom
You may register online at: http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1465928 or http://www.womenoffreedomfoundation.org. Registration is $25.00.

To sponsor or donate to Freedom House or for more information please go to http://www.womenoffreedomfoundation.org or contact Ms. Murphy at 202-250-1699 or Nichole King-Campbell 301-292-3682.


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