This week’s Badass Chick is Sara of the Ginormous Climb, which raises money and awareness for victims of child abuse.
Sara’s story is incredibly inspiring: her grandfather abused her for five years until her family found out and he was finally arrested. At the age of 16, Sara found herself meeting with the Suffolk County DA‘s Children’s Advocacy Center, preparing to relive the pain by testifying against him at trial. At the last minute, he accepted a guilty plea and Sara wasn’t needed on the stand. But she took all of the courage she had gathered up to testify and channeled that into helping fellow abuse victims. Five years later, Sara is living proof that you can face your abuser and live a happy, fulfilling life. She’s a third-year college student and incredibly strong (as you can tell!) who is a great role model for survivors of all ages.
On April 2nd, Sara will be participating in the third-annual Ginormous Climb, where participants will be donning super hero capes and climbing 60 floors to the top of the John Hancock Tower in honor of the #BraveKids who have spoken up for themselves. Last year they raised $100,000 and this year their goal is to top that at $125,000. We want to help them get there!
Producer Matt will be donning his cape and climbing the stairs and I will be there hosting the event that morning. We would absolutely love for you to participate with us because it’s such an important cause that can help children to live healthy, happy lives. So, to learn more about the event, click here. And to learn more about kids like Sara and their stories, click here to check out the Now You See campaign.
On SO many levels, Sara is truly a fantastic Badass Chick!
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