I avoid socio-political issues here because that is not what this blog is about, but I wanted to make an exception today because this is a race that the Mariners have been hosting for a while now, and this is my first year participating. I plan to make it an annual event, at least for myself, if not for the folks who will be running and walking with me tomorrow.
Domestic violence is a subject close to me; I have housed a friend who was dealing with such a situation until she could get back on her feet, and I have known other victims both male and female. It affects everyone, people from all financial, social, and economic backgrounds, all races, colors and creeds. My friends had help; they got out of their situation and were able to get back to their lives out of danger; but a lot of people don’t have that, and the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence aims to help those in need.
The Mariners have provided a venue for the race, and frankly I cannot think of a better place to walk around for charity than Safeco Field. So tomorrow, I will wake up at an ungodly hour on a Saturday morning, and go down there to participate in this event. If anyone who reads this would consider a donation – no matter how small – I will be honored. Below is the link to follow to donate, and you can do so anonymously if you wish. And I will likely not be wearing that fleece cat suit, as I understand the temperatures will be a bit out of control.
To learn more about WSCADV: http://wscadv.org