Shatter the Silence
The second annual Shatter the Silence will literally shatter the silence
– One in six women in America will be a victim of sexual assault
– Every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted
– 60 percent of sexual assaults are not reported to the police
– Approximately 2/3 of assaults are committed by someone
known to the victim
– 38 percent of rapists are a friend or acquaintance
[Statistic Source: Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network]
More than a handful of the Grunt Girls are survivors of sexual assault.
Race Director Stacy Rhea is one GG willing to step up to the plate and help
shatter the silenceby wearing a purple shirt to show she is a survivor.
(Purple is an option – others may opt for white to show their support)
At age 8, Rhea was assaulted by a family member.
She never spoke about it until she was 21.
“For years I walked around with a dark secret, wondering why …”
Rhea does not have the answer to that question, but with the help of
co-race director, Andrea Chisnell and the GGs, Rhea hopes to help
shatter the silence by educating,empowering and inspiring
others to talk and support one another.
Show your support and open the door to help support GGs
and their efforts to Shatter the Silence.
A portion of the proceeds will go the
Summit and Medina Rape Crisis Center.
Registration is now open. Click here.
The Ledges course is a beautiful rolling course. Check out the course
Saturday, Aug. 13 when the Grunt Girls lead a familiarization run.
Meet at 8 a.m. Q&A for newbies following the training run.