I'm participating in the Triathlon of Compassion (TOC) and raising funds for the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre. As a counsellor at the Centre, I am well aware of the need for services that support survivors of sexualized violence and know that the funds raised are put to excellent use.
This year I am part of the team Triple Chocolate Bomb (I think my team members, Lauren and Alex, were hungry when they came up with that name). Somehow I metaphorically drew the short straw and ended up as the runner. That's OK. The 5 km course has an incredible view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic mountains, which I get plenty of time to enjoy as I'm not particularly speedy. One of the many things I like about the TOC is how welcoming it is to participants of a wide range of abilities.
If it is within your means and interest to do so, please consider sponsoring me for this event. Your support of me and the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre is greatly appreciated.