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Welcome to the #run4her virtual Facebook fundraiser! We’re excited to have you join us in supporting BTSADV, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving survivors of domestic violence. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to fund BTSADV and our programs, including scholarships and grants.

To honor those we have lost to domestic violence, we encourage participants to run or walk 22 miles in 22 days. It’s a meaningful way to raise awareness and show solidarity with survivors.

Here’s how you can get involved:

  1. Join the Facebook Group: Visit our Facebook group dedicated to the #run4her fundraiser. This is where you’ll find updates, support, and connect with other participants.
  2. Sign-Up: At https://btsadv.org/run4her and register so we can send you your free gifts as a token of our appreciation!
  3. Your first donation of a minimum of $5 will earn you a special gift of #run4her shoelaces, which will be mailed to you within 4 weeks.
  4. As a token of our appreciation, when you raise $100 or more, you’ll receive a BTSADV #run4her T-shirt. This shirt will be mailed to you within 4 weeks.
  5. Spread the Word: After signing up, start your own fundraiser using the link provided on Facebook to encourage your friends, family, and network to donate. Share your personal motivation for supporting BTSADV and the #run4her cause.
  6. Share Your Journey: Share your miles ran/walked in our Facebook group and within your community! 

Remember, every contribution counts! Even small donations can make a big difference in supporting survivors of domestic violence. Together, we can make a positive impact and provide vital resources to those who need it most.

Thank you for joining us in this important cause. Let’s lace up our shoes, spread awareness, and make a meaningful difference in the lives of survivors. #run4her

About Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence 

BTSADV is a grassroots organization founded in 2011 when one survivor decided to share her story on Facebook. 11 years later, we are touching the lives of millions of survivors online every day. We host retreats to help survivors connect with other survivors and create a supportive community that promotes healing and growth. 

Our Legacy Scholarship fund aims to provide 22 scholarships to survivors of DV in honor of the angels we lost. The program was founded with the knowledge that with a college education, a survivor of domestic violence is 80% less likely to return to an abusive relationship. BTSADV supports programs like The Grants of Hope, a financial literacy and grant program. The Holidays of Hope gives gifts to children during the holidays and many other community outreach events.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Registration free? 

Yes, the registration is completely free. We strongly encourage you to start a fundraiser so you can help BTSADV with our mission. 

Where do I register? 

You can join the Facebook Group and use the link in the pinned post at the top of the group that says “Start Here” to register and to set up your Facebook Fundraiser. Once you have received your first donation ($5 minimum) we will send you your #run4her challenge shoelaces! After you reach $100 in donations we will send you your shirt. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. 

My family member/friend wants to join. How can they do that? 

That is great! Ask them to follow the link in the Facebook group to register and set up a fundraiser page. 

Is there an age limit to take part in the challenge? 

No. There is no age limit, but we do want people to feel comfortable with the challenge and not push beyond their limitations. Remember: if you are under 18, you need a parent or a guardian to agree you can take part in the challenge.

Can I donate to my own page? 

Yes, of course! Lead by example – then invite friends and family to donate as well. 

Can one person donate more than once? 

Yes. There are no limits on how many donations one can make. 

My friends don’t have Facebook. Can they still donate to my fundraiser?

Unfortunately, they cannot donate on Facebook, and Facebook will not allow us to credit your individual fundraiser, but the money will still go to BTSADV. They can donate online to BTSADV HERE. Or they they can mail a check to: BTSADV 230 Communication Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 We also accept Venmo (Breakthesilence-LLC) and Cash App ($BreakthesilenceLlc) 

How much do I have to raise? 

Facebook fundraisers are automatically set-up with a target amount, but you can customize it. Because of your support, we can provide survivors with the tools they need to heal and the community the education they need to stop domestic violence. 

My friend made a donation with the wrong amount. Can they get a refund?

Please have your donor reach out to Facebook using this link. 

My page still has no donations. How do I encourage people to donate?

Fundraising can be tough, but there are a few things you can try. Have you invited friends on Facebook to donate? A great way to kick off your fundraising is by posting the fundraising to your Facebook page and tagging friends to ask them to give. 

My friend is in a different country and wants to donate. Is that possible?

If Facebook is available in their country, yes, they can. If they can’t donate through Facebook, they can donate directly to BTSADV HERE. 

I have collected money offline – How can I send these donations?

You can always donate the amount to your own fundraiser via credit card, or you can send a check to: 

BTSADV 230 Communication Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

My T-shirt hasn’t arrived yet. When can I expect it to be delivered?

Please allow at least four to six weeks for delivery after you have received your first donation ($5 minimum). If it has been longer than that, please reach out to [email protected] 

Where do I set up my fundraising page? 

Just follow the link in the Facebook group to register. Once you fill out the form, click the “Submit & Activate a Fundraiser” button, and you will be directed to your fundraiser. There you can edit the name, donation target, and invite your friends to follow you. 

Is my fundraiser page public? 

Yes, once you set up a fundraising page, it can now be seen across Facebook publicly, which allows all of your friends and family to donate and share it! 

Can I edit the information to make it in memory of a loved one? 

Yes, you can. There is an edit (or manage) button on your fundraiser page where you can make your tribute for your loved one and edit all information. 

My fundraising page has ended. How do I fix this? 

Unfortunately, once your page is finished, you can’t reactivate it. You will need to start a new fundraiser here

Can I share my page outside Facebook? 

Yes, you can! All your friends and family should be able to follow the link and donate to your fundraising page. Please note, anyone who wants to donate to a Facebook Fundraiser must have a personal Facebook Profile. 

How do I find my fundraiser? 

Go to facebook.com/fundraisers

Can I start the challenge without my T-shirt? 

Absolutely – you can start tracking your progress starting June 10th. When your T-shirt arrives, snap a picture of yourself wearing it and post it to your fundraiser and in the group for everyone to see! 

Can I start early/finish after? 

Our goal is to complete the challenge during the month of July, but you can start and finish a bit early to reach your goals! 

How do I track my mileage?

You have options for logging your miles. We suggest you track your mileage on your fundraising page using a pedometer, smart watch, or a calendar like our tracking document. You can find the tracking document in the featured section of the Facebook Group. Take a pic or screenshot and post your miles on your fundraising page so your friends and family can see and support you by donating to BTSADV. 

Can I go more than 22 miles? 

Absolutely. If you want to set your own mileage goal – go for it! 

What if I fail to complete the challenge? 

We would love to see everyone completing the challenge, but we understand that completing 22 miles in one month might not be feasible – every project you share gets us closer to our goal, so thank you for participating! 

Can I choose how to get my miles, like walk, jog, run, swim, or bike?

Absolutely. Choose the physical activity that you like best. We want you to move however you’re comfortable so feel free to walk, bike, swim, run, or jog – as long as you’re moving you’re helping us hit our goal. 

Do I have to provide proof of completion? 

Absolutely not! We trust you! But it’s a great idea to post updates on your progress to your fundraising page to help encourage others to donate and keep going.

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Benefits of Participating:

  • Empower survivors: Your participation helps break the cycle of domestic violence and provides hope for victims seeking to rebuild their lives.
  • Raise awareness: Engage with your community and educate others about the importance of preventing and addressing domestic violence.
  • Improve your fitness: Challenge yourself physically and mentally by setting goals and achieving them during the 22-day running period.
  • Create a network: Connect with like-minded individuals, runners, and advocates who share your passion for social change.

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