First Annual National Race to Stop the Silence
We are happy to announce a coordinated event to help support abuse survivors and raise abuse awareness. April is child abuse awareness month and we wish to encourage all to get the word out on the importance of increasing abuse awareness. Silentlambs will participate in the 5k walk in Washington DC on April 17, 2004.
We have hotel arrangements for those that would like to stay overnight.
The Harrington Hotel,
436 11th Street, N.W.
(corner of 11th & E Streets, N.W.)
Washington, DC 20004-4389
is located near where the race/walk will start and the rates are $75 per night plus tax. If you are familiar with DC hotel rates this is an excellent rate. To reserve a room call 202-628-8140 ask for Kim at extension #152- and ask for the Stop the Silence race room rate. We will meet at the hotel and then go to the race from there.
The registration fee is $25 per person and you register at their website. You can review the material below for further details. We hope you can make it we plan to have the silentlambs 10 ft banner and silentlambs t-shirts for all that attend. If you plan to attend please notify us to that we can make sure we all walk together for silentlambs. You can either email us at email@example.com or call at 270-527-5350 to confirm your attendance. There will be national media from across the country and thousands that are participating in this event. If you want to make a statement about child abuse and stand with abuse survivors this will be a wonderful event to support. The walk starts right near Freedom Plaza , which is right off of Pennsylvania Ave and 13th St, NW . Closest Metros are Metro Center and Federal Triangle. Registration and check in starts as 7:30 am and the race starts at 9am there will also be a separate kids race later for those that wish to register and participate. The 10k will be the race the 5k is more of a walk and that is what silentlambs plans to participate in.
Please review the website and information below and then if you have any questions let us know.
Go to website at this link,
Stop the Silence :: Stop Child Sexual Abuse
Child sexual abuse is a silent epidemic throughout the United States and the world, creating social havoc - for the children, adult survivors, and society. It can be prevented and it can be treated, but a conscious and sustained effort is both missing and essential.
We are a group of individuals, companies, and community-based organizations in various states are raising awareness and funds to support programming with the Race to Stop the Silence .
National Race to Stop the Silence
10K, 5K Fun Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run
STOP CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE!
Saturday, April 17, 2004 9:00 am
13th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC
Register online at www.stopcsa.org
Awards and random prizes
Fast course through downtown Washington, DC
T-shirts for all registrants
10K & 5K: $20; $25 after March 15; $30 on race day
$5 for kids 12 & under in the 10K, 5K, or kids fun run
All proceeds will go to local programs to help stop child sexual abuse.
Child sexual abuse is a silent epidemic, for children, adult survivors,
and society. There is hardly a greater crime against children.
CSA takes away their innocence and love of life and
puts them in constant danger, often in places where they should feel
most secure. But it can be prevented and treated -- with your help.
Race Director: Pamela Pine, Ph.D., MPH, CHES
Race host: Futures Institute for Sustainable Development
Genesis Aviation, Inc.
r squared design and advertising, inc.
The Meyer Group
Designs by Lucinda
Survivors Healing Center
Yes ICAN - International Child Abuse Network
Ms. Fawn Germer, Journalist, Bestselling Author
Capital Running Company
For more information, see the official race Web site at