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One in four women (25%) has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime. Estimates range from 960,000 incidents of violence against a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend to 3 million women who are physically abused by their husband or boyfriend per year. (Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief, Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2001, February 2003)
Nearly three out of four (74%) of Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence. 30% of Americans say they know a woman who has been physically abused by her husband or boyfriend in the past year.
(Allstate Foundation National Poll on Domestic Violence, 2006. Lieberman Research Inc., Tracking Survey conducted for The Advertising Council and the Family Violence Prevention Fund, July – October 1996)
Women of all races are about equally vulnerable to violence by an intimate partner. Average annual rates of intimate partner victimization between 1994 and 2004 are approximately the same for non-Hispanic and Hispanic females and males.
(Bureau of Justice Statistics, Intimate Partner Violence in the U.S. 1993-2004, 2006.)
Nearly 2.2 million people called a domestic violence crisis or hot line in 2004 to escape crisis situations, seek advice, or assist someone they thought might be victims.
(National Network to End Domestic Violence)
Studies show that access to shelter services leads to a 60-70% reduction in incidence and severity of re-assault during the 3-12 months’ follow up period compared to women who did not access shelter. Shelter services led to greater reduction in severe re-assault than did seeking court or law enforcement protection, or moving to a new location.
(Campbell, JC, PhD, RN, FAAN. Anna D. Wolf, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Protective Action and Re-assault: Findings from the RAVE study.)
Please join us on Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 1:00-3:00 pm to raise funds for Rose Brooks Center for domestic violence. Tickets are available for purchase in advance at the website provided. Ticket prices for this event, and all events sponsored by Zumba® Kansas City, are as cost-effective as possible. We WANT to service our community and thus price accordingly. If it is in your heart to give more, a separate donation link is also available for you to do so.
In addition, we are asking you to please consider making a donation of new bra’s, panties, fluffy robes, and slippers that can be used in the shelter. Often, the women enter the shelter with only the clothes on their back. Rose Brooks provides the ladies with 3 new bras, 5 new pairs of panties and, if they have it, a fluffy robe and slippers. They need items for all sizes and I am asking (Amber) that you purchase something that you would want to receive if you were in that situation. I’ve done some preliminary shopping this weekend, and Victoria’s Secret, Charlotte Rousse, Wal-Mart all had those items on sale from $2.00 - $20.00 (check the clearance sections).
Ditch the workout and join the cause!
$10.00 USD Advance
$15.00 USD At the door
To purchase tickets please visit: http://moveforlove.eventbrite.com/
PARKING: It's ok to park by the yellow lines on the weekend. If you'd like to park in Manual Tech's parking lot and walk down that's ok as well.
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Zumba Kansas City
We are a group of Kansas City Zumba instructors that are committed to improving the quality of lives through fitness. We join together to share our passion of music and dance with Zumbaantics all around the Kansas City area for fun, for charity... and well just because we love Zumba!