2020 Darkness to Daylight Challenge

Darkness to Daylight

1-30 October 2020 

Medsana Medical’s Practice Manager, Jazz, is participating in this years Darkness to Daylight virtual event. This will see Jazz raising money for Domestic and Family Violence Prevention by completing 110kms throughout the month of October.

About Darkness to Daylight:

Darkness to Daylight is a symbolic 110km run or walk with each kilometre symbolising on average each year in Australia a life lost to Domestic and Family Violence (DFV).

The purpose of Darkness to Daylight is to run with a message that those affected are not alone, that our community cares, that we can all make a difference, that DFV has to end.

This event is usually held during May, Queensland’s Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, with participants running or walking 110km’s through the night. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Darkness to Daylight will take place as a virtual event from October 1-30. Participants can complete the 110km over this period. In 2019, Darkness to Daylight saw a record 2,730 participants take part in the challenge and raise over $140,000!

This event is held by Australia’s CEO Challenge. Since 1999, Australia’s CEO Challenge has been working towards a vision of a world without domestic and family violence. Money raised will go towards ACEOC, so they can continue their work in supporting workplaces to support those affected by Domestic and Family Violence. It will also ensure that they can continue to build their partnerships program which has positive impacts for frontline services including women’s refuges, men’s behavioural change programs and DFV frontline services.

Domestic and family violence in Australia:

  • 16% of women (1.5 million) and 5.9% of men (528,800) have experienced physical violence from a partner since they were 15.
  • More than 1 million Australian children are affected by domestic and family violence.
  • Around 37% of people seeking help from specialist homelessness services in 2018-19 were experiencing domestic and family violence.
  • Domestic and family violence was the main reason why 80,000 people asked for help from specialist homelessness services in 2018-19.
  • Of the people who asked for help from specialist homelessness services due to domestic and family violence related issues, more than three out of four or 77% were female.
  • On average, one woman per week is killed by a current or former partner.
  • On average, one male per month is killed by a current or former partner.

 

Together, we can bring the issue of Domestic and Family Violence out of the darkness and into the daylight.

 

 

To donate to Jazz’s fundraiser, please go to:

https://www.darknesstodaylight.org/fundraisers/jazzwoods

 

If you would like to register yourself or a team for this event, please go to:

Registrations are now open until 1st of October – https://www.darknesstodaylight.org/

 

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