Our annual Women for Courage luncheon is an opportunity to hear about the mission and initiatives of the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage, as well to learn the characteristics and warning signs of intimate partner violence. Many don't realize that one in four women will be a victim of intimate partner violence in their lifetime. Intimate partner violence knows no boundaries. Victims work, live and play in our community and may not realize they are in living in a dangerous situation if they choose to stay in the toxic relationship. The Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage was named so because of the courage it took for Jamie to leave, which is indicative of the tremendous courage it takes for anyone to leave an abusive relationship. But Jamie's situation also demonstrates that one must have a plan to keep yourself safe even after exiting an abusive relationship.
It is our goal to raise funds and friends with this event to support prevention, education, awareness and research initiatives. We pledge to help youth and young adults understand how to build healthy relationships and recognize warning signs of abuse in their own emerging relationships, and those of their friends and family. Our goal is to stop
intimate partner violence before it begins. We hope you will join us.
The response to our fourth annual Women for Courage luncheon on April 19, 2018 was an overwhelming success, and we thank you. We hope you will continue to keep intimate partner awareness at the forefront and remember that 1 in 4 women will become a victim in her lifetime. With your help, we raised over $280,000! This was in large part to our wonderful Sponsors, The Leon Levine Foundation and our great friends and supporters who are helping us make a difference to end intimate partner violence before it begins. The proceeds will allow the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage to continue to support agencies and institutions who focus on prevention, education, awareness, and research.