Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The YWCA USA's campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 2014 was Go Purple With YWCA, which complemented YWCA's annual Week Without Violence.
Throughout the month of October, we urged individuals to join us and wear purple when watching or attending sports events to raise awareness and share photos on social media with hashtag #GoPurpleWithYWCA
In addition, we asked individuals to change their Facebook and Twitter profile pictures to the YWCA USA's Go Purple Jersey during football games on Sundays and Mondays! This virtual jersey features the phrase "1 in 4," to represent the number of women who will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes.
To learn more about the "Go Purple With YWCA" campaign, click here!
Locally, the YWCA Lower Cape Fear hosted a Domestic Violence Panel Discussion. To learn more, click here!
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Did you know...
1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and that
breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in women?*
YWCA Lower Cape Fear has Fluid Recovery, a progressive water fitness program developed for breast cancer champions in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender and Columbus Counties. Thanks to the generous grant funding through the Cape Fear Memorial Foundation, the program is offered for free to champions (survivors) who are finished with chemo and radiation treatments. Champions include, but are not limited to those who have received financial and/or support services through the Pretty In Pink Foundation.
In honor of these strong, brave women, YWCA Lower Cape Fear hosted a Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon
for the Fluid Recovery participants! A special thank you to Uncle Vinny's for catering and to Carolyn Leonard for lending your home for the event!
For more information on the Fluid Recovery Program, click here!