As you may know October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, intending to shed light on the struggle that effects thousands of American families every day. Community Health Center Inc operates New Horizons, a domestic violence shelter and resource center, in Middletown which serves families throughout the region.
On Saturday October 4th, New Horizons held a very successful fundraiser in conjunction with 9Rounds kickbox fitness in Middletown. At the event participants pledged money per ’round’ of the 9Rounds workout, and they could also buy raffle tickets for prizes from our sponsors or logo t-shirts and tanks. At the conclusion of the event we found that New Horizons raised over $3,000 to go directly to its family programs and job placement services. Check out the video from the event below:
To learn more about the work being done in clinical settings to help identify and prevent Domestic Violence check out our ‘Conversations in Health Care’ show from last week. An interview with Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell the National Program Director for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars at www.chcradio.com .