On 17 March 2016 A21 Freedom Chaser joined the ranks of Super Heroes during the annual Run 4 Hope sponsored by the San Antonio Rape Crisis Center. People of all ages, and some of their furry friends, showed their support for victims of sexual assault by dressing up as their favorite hero and dedicating a moment of silence prior to the race. It was a powerful moment, uniting people from all different backgrounds to champion for victims rights.
A recent study by the University of Texas in Austin revealed that 2 in 5 women and 1 in 5 men will experience a sexual assault during their lifetime. The actual numbers may be much higher as not all assaults are reported for a variety of reasons. Victims may be too ashamed to report the assault and/or made to feel they provoked the act. The Rape Crisis Center is helping San Antonio lead the way in providing support to victims and their families.
If you want to join the ranks of super heroes it is not too late. You can make a difference; help shine a light on violence against men, women and children! Check out how the San Antonio Rape Crisis center continues to make a difference in our community at http://rapecrisis.com/get-involved/.