One in four women in the U.S. will become a victim of abuse or partner violence in her life. To help end this devastating cycle, Speak Out Against Domestic Violence was launched in 2004 to build awareness, to educate, and to develop and implement prevention and direct service programs.One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime
85% of domestic violence victims are women
Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence
Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police
Witnessing violence between one’s parents or caretakers is the strongest risk factor of transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next
Through the end of 2010, in the U.S. alone, they have provided more than $23 million for the domestic violence and gender violence causes.
LetMeSign had the privilege of attending the New York City Premiere of Water for Elephants starring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon. As you know, Reese is an Honorary Chairperson for the Avon Foundation’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence. During the premiere they had the opportunity of talking to her and Robert Pattinson regarding this auction and they were both pleased and excited at the idea. The site believes that every bit helps and as fans we can make a difference. Instead of keeping what they obtained they are putting it to a good cause.
They are putting up for auction our copy of the movie tie in Water for Elephants book autographed by author Sara Gruen , actors Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon and Mark Povinelli. (who plays Kinko in the film).
Go bid at the Giving Works eBay page today! Together we can help those who are too scared or vulnerable to speak up. It’s time we all Speak Out against violence.
Learn more about the Avon Foundation for Women’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence. If you can’t bid on the book and still want to help you can do so by purchasing products or making a donation HERE.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Fundraising Auction: Win an Autographed Water for Elephants Book and Speak Out Against Domestic Violence