Break the Cycle gives a special thanks to our Sustaining HOPE Members:
Karen & Foster Winter
Ryan C. Zynger
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The violent murder of student-athlete Yeardly Love by fellow University of Virginia boyfriend shook the nation. It also made Blair Lieber realize that “dating violence isn’t a single demographic issue, it could happen to anyone.”
Since then, Blair has proved that one person can make a difference. Born and raised in New York, this recent San Francisco transplant joined HOPE and petitioned the mayors of these two cities to declare February National Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Mayor Bloomberg even sent her a signed copy of his declaration!
After February, this busy, private-equity real estate representative found time to run in the Embarcadero 10K Race. Inspiring her friends, co-workers, family and fellow community members, she raised nearly $3,000 to support Break the Cycle’s work to prevent abuse!
Blair’s advice is “take the risk… you will be pleasantly surprised on how incredibly generous people are in supporting you and a great cause.” She encourages everyone to spread awareness by:
- Writing a petition to your local county or state
- Posting flyers or statistics on your Facebook or Twitter
- Joining HOPE and becoming an activist in your community >
- Participating in a run/walk race in your community and collecting donations through your own fundraising page
Blair continues to spread awareness in the Bay area and is an active member in local organizations whose focus is on dating abuse and outreach and education.