I’ve wanted to go skydiving for quite a while, but it was important to me to do it for a cause and I wanted to be passionate about that cause. I learned about Operation Freefall® one month too late in 2011, so I’ve had my eyes out for the 2012 launch.
Operation Freefall® is a skydiving event designed to raise awareness about sexual violence. Since April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the U.S., it’s only fitting to hold Operation Freefall® on April 28, 2012. I’ll be raising funds and awareness for Speaking Out About Rape (SOAR), the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), and Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.
I’ll be joining thousands of people who will take to the sky and jump at skydive centers across the country to raise awareness and money for sexual assault. I’ve agreed to raise at least $850 before April 8, 2012, so I could use your help. Please click on the badge below or in the upper right side of the page, or visit my donation page on FirstGiving.com.
This is a cause that I’m passionate about, so I would greatly appreciate your help. According to SOAR, in the past eleven years, Operation Freefall has raised over $1,200,000. These funds are used to:
- Increase local support and outreach services for survivors of sexual violence.
- Provide recovery, risk-reduction, and prosecution information to tens of millions of people, including many in your local community, each year.
- Enhance SOAR’s programs to help victims of sexual violence throughout the healing process.
- Educate lawmakers, police officers, students, the public, and the media about sexual violence.