9Round Middletown Holding Domestic Violence Fundraiser
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and 9Round Middletown is teaming up with New Horizons Domestic Violence Services to have a fundraiser and educate their community about domestic violence. The event will take place on Oct 4th from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 9Round Middletown’s location on 779 Newfield St. Middletown, CT 06457. All of the proceeds raised this day will end up going to New Horizons, a Community Health Center program that caters to victims of domestic violence and abuse.
According to a 2012 report by Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) spokesperson Eliza Cole, New Horizons offers services to 1,300 victims each year. New Horizons provides many services for those suffering from domestic abuse such as a 24-hour emergency shelter for victims fleeing domestic abuse, a 24-hour-a-day hotline service, community education programs, support groups, individual counseling, legal advocacy, and consultation with CHC's health care providers. These services can help a lot of people in need, but the cost can be tremendous. This is where 9Round Middletown would like to help out. This event is meant to not only raise the much needed funds for victims of domestic but also awareness about domestic violence. According to the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, three women are killed every day by a current or former intimate partner in the U.S., and one in every four women will undergo “severe physical violence by an intimate partner at some point in their life.” This all adds up to a huge epidemic sweeping the nation, and it is time to educate ourselves and put an end to this epidemic.
How to participate
If you would like to participate in the domestic violence fundraiser, you could stop by or call 9Round Middletown at 860-349-2321 to obtain all the details and answer any questions you may have. During the fundraiser, you can join in by participating in a 9Round fitness routine. The routines will be the normal 9Round kickboxing routine that features nine stations lasting three minutes each. You can pledge to pay $1 per round, or even better, you can raise pledges for each round that you workout. Meaning that others will pay a certain amount for each round you complete, which can really add up. You can find the pledge forms at 9Round Middletown and the CHC. 9Round Middletown is encouraging all of their members to have people pledge for them.
We have all seen domestic violence in the news. It is a hot topic these days, especially with all the media in the NFL. However, we have to realize that it doesn't only happen on tv. Real people in real life can easily find themselves in a violent relationship and not know what to do. It is up to us to help educate them and ourselves on what types of help is out there, and 9Round Middletown is proud to help spread this information on to their members and community. If you would like to stay up to date on 9Round Middletown's and New Horizons' domestic violence fundraiser, all you have to do is keep an eye on their facebook page for any updates. We look forward to seeing you on October 4th.