To raise awareness and funds to fight this issue, The Center for Women and Children in Crisis is partnering with Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA) to host a Warriors 5K fundraising event. The 5K will begin at 9:30 am on Saturday, April 21. A 1-mile fun run for kids and families will begin at 10:30 am.10:30am.
From 9:30 am until noon, Riverside Park will become an exciting, kid and family friendly environment for the fundraiser with games, food, info booths, and activities throughout. All proceeds will go to fighting sexual abuse in Utah and all ages are invited to attend.
The Center for Women and Children in Crisis’s mission is to provide a caring, advocating, safe, and educationally based environment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. In fulfilling this important mission, The Center has two locations and administers several programs with the dedication of multiple full and part time staff members. They offer support groups, educational groups, crisis counseling, resource referral, safe and secure shelter, therapy group, and more.
The Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault works to engage individuals and organizations to strengthen the effectiveness of sexual violence education, prevention, and response in Utah. UCASA focuses on integrity in making sexual violence education and help easily accessible through collaboration with local, state, and national recourses to seek ways to empower survivors of sexual violence. They offer technical assistance, training and other programs designed to transform Utah communities and eliminate sexual violence in all its forms.
Eliminating sexual violence is the passionate cause and ultimate goal of both these organizations.