Thursday, February 11, 2010

SOAR: A Personal Message & Plea

In October 1999, my eighteen year-old daughter was the victim of a break-in and rape. The 4-hour ordeal changed her life.

On April 24th, ten and one-half years later - to the day - she will participate in Operation Freefall: the two-mile high stand against sexual assault. Thousands of people at skydive centers across the U.S. will be taking to the sky and jumping in the 10th Anniversary event. Laurie and her fellow jumpers are raising funds to help survivors through the healing process and to increase awareness about sexual violence.

Click here to learn more about SOAR® and Operation Freefall - and to read Laurie's personal message.

(Personal note:  Sexual assault is devastating.  The level of strength involved in surviving is immeasurable.  The courage it takes for a victim to publicly share his/her story - for the sole benefit of helping others in their recovery - is awesome.  Laurie, who is deathly afraid of heights, is far more courageous than anyone I have ever known - in so many ways.  Your donation - even if it's $5 - will help another brave, courageous individual reclaim his/her life.)

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