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'Running reminds you that even in your weakest moments, you are strong.'

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This quote has become my mantra since December 2015 but, I guess I should back up a little and start this post from the beginning.

What do Joyful Heart, a lightsaber, and your running shoes all have in common?

A lot...or at least for one weekend in January that you can be a part of!
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Erica Is Running Against the Shame and Stigma—and for Herself

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Erica Linderman trained and fundraised on behalf of Joyful Heart Foundation to run in the 2016 TCS NYC Marathon on November 6, 2016. She shares her personal story.

Meet States on Skates

Four amazing women skating 2,800 miles—from Florida to California—to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence, and $50,000 for the Joyful Heart Foundation.
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Meet States on Skates: Skating 2,800 Miles in 78 Days with a Joyful Heart

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I'd like to introduce you to four amazing women: Gracie, Brenna, Beth and Kim. Read about their thoughts on an inspiring journey: roller skating 2,800 miles—from Florida to California—to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence, and $50,000 for the Joyful Heart Foundation.

See You at the Finish Line!

We're always stronger together. This is something I've always known, and have really come to appreciate in the process of preparing for this race.
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Kyle: Conquering 26.2 Miles for JOY

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There [is] some kind of connection between the capacity to love and the capacity to love running. Training has been a labor of love and a learning process. Through it, I’ve come to realize a few things not only about myself, but also about the similarities between preparing for something like a marathon and advocating for survivors of abuse.

Katie

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Read about Katie's plan to jump out of a perfectly functioning airplane on April 28, 2012. Why? To take part in Operation Freefall: The Two-Mile High Stand Against Sexual Assault. It's part of a movement of thousands of others at skydive centers across the U.S. to take to the sky and jump in effort to raise awareness and money for victims of sexual assault.

Danielle

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My organization, “heart-one” stands for my goal to “heal a heart, remove the 1” of the 1 in every 3 young adults involved in an emotionally and/or physically abusive relationship. I want to educate people on the dangers and prevalence of abuse.

Maggie

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The World Adult Kickball Association in NYC is a social organization that chooses a non-profit organization for which we raise funds each season. For the past few years, the Joyful Heart Foundation has been unanimously voted as the cause to which we dedicate our efforts.

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