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RUN2HEAL | Run Across the USA

$19,189 of $1.0M goal

Raised by 191 people in 7 months
Five children will die today at the hands of a child abuser. One in three girls and one in six boys are sexually abused before the age of 18; and, 80% of 21-year-olds who report childhood abuse meet the criteria for at least one psychological disorder.

But nobody really talks about it.

As a survivor, I am running across the United States of America in an effort to inspire 1,000,000 people to break their silence while also raising $1 million dollars to prevent and treat child abuse.


I'm going to talk about it. Loudly. I am spreading the message of treatment - the only way out. Let me say that again. Treatment is the only way out. Because nobody talks about it, I packaged up my own personal experiences of abuse, airtight, and put them on a shelf high up, and deep into my brain, for over 30 years,  just hoping, "out of sight, out of mind. "

But experiences are sneaky.

While we are busy building a public façade, the confusing thoughts and feelings of guilt around past experiences, bring on a lifetime of shame, anger, dishonesty, broken relationships and a lack of self-worth.

The first step is acknowledgment. The second step is processing the realities of what has happened, digging deep and learning the depth of the effects of your abuse, and lastly, you must walk through the fire, addressing each behavior that you want to change.

This all happens in therapy. It is the only way to heal.

Please help me spread this message, and raise at least $1,000,000 to prevent and treat child abuse worldwide. Humanity has no borders.

Thank you,

Christian Griffith, runner & advocate
in association with Help For Children [HFC]

RUN2HEAL | 3000 miles to prevent & treat child abuse
https://www.run2heal.org
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Hi Donors - Registration is now open for the RUN2HEAL 5K at Riverside Park on the Upper Westside, March 19. Register now and run the first 3.1 miles of the 3,000 mile journey with me. Know runners in NY? Please share and let's kick-off RUN2HEAL huge. Register here: https://www.hfcrun2heal5k.org/nyc
REGISTRATION IS OPEN
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Donors: Thought you might like to know a little more about the man and the mission for whom you are sponsoring. Thank you.
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thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond

Episode 065: Christian Griffith – Run2Heal
Founder Live for a Living / Champion of HFC

Christian Griffith is a renowned endurance athlete. A man who is not a fan of routine, not a fan of the status quo, unfounded expectation, nor our current culture’s drive for money, power, and material possessions.

He is by every definition of the two words a survivor and a thriver.

https://thrivepartners.net/thrive_loud/065-christian-griffith/
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Hey guys - Thank you for all of your generous donations. Now, here's the big question - Will you RUN with me? You can see where I will be, when, and even sign up to run with me, all right here: https://run2heal.org/run-route/ --- I'm eager for both individuals and running groups. Let's make some NOISE!
Will you run with me?
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Help for Children [HFC] created a life-size #Run2Heal poster for on-location events. We're going to make a huge difference. I guarantee it. Thank you for all of your support. It means a lot.
#Run2Heal Poster for on-location events
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$19,189 of $1.0M goal

Raised by 191 people in 7 months
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