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As a survivor of domestic violence I have the passion to share that there is hope for a healthy, healing, and wonderful relationship for everyone. As a volunteer at Harbor House I have been overcome with the desire to share in the awareness of domestic violence. What a better place to start than in our own community.  Having four children of my own and three stepchildren, six of those being girls/women, I don't want for them to ever suffer as I did. I want them to be able to find a man that is sincere in his love for her, one that will nurture her, and encourage her through love and respect. I want for my son to treat a woman with respect, love, and compassion and be treated the same by the woman that he chooses to share life with.

The Mary Kay FoundationSM holds a dear place in my heart as it not only supports domestic violence shelters, it provides learning and healing experiences for children, it encourages Independent Beauty Consultants and Directors to give back to their communities and to The Foundation. Though Mary Kay Ash has passed, The Mary Kay FoundationSM continues to honor her wishes and dreams. It continues to grow and give to the domestic violence cause regularly.

I look forward to seeing you, meeting you, and sharing a morning of walking with you!

WHY A STROLL FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE? - Gabby Gloshen (Chair for the Walk)
  • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.

  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.

  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

  • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.

  • On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.

  • The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.

  • Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.

  • Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.

  • 19% of domestic violence involves a weapon.

  • Domestic victimization is correlated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior.

  • Only 34% of people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries.