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Hopeful Horizons Announces the 5th Annual Race4Love

February 11th | 9am | Cat Island

Beaufort, SC – Hopeful Horizons announces the 5th annual Race4Love benefiting its efforts to end child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. This 5k run/walk will be held on Cat Island Saturday, February 11, beginning at 9:00 AM.  The course, which is flat and quick, offers a pleasant trip through the scenic neighborhoods of Cat Island.

“We are thrilled to continue this community tradition that started with CODA,” said Kristin Dubrowski, COO of Hopeful Horizons. “The Race4Love is a family friendly event that is raising money for three great causes. Each step you take helps us make a difference in the lives of victims of abuse.”

Fees are $25 for the run and $20 for the walk and will increase to $30/$25 for race day registration, which opens at 8 a.m. at the event. Group discounts are available. The race will start near Sanctuary Golf Course located at 8 Waveland Avenue in Beaufort. Prizes will be given to the top two adult male and female overall, the top male and female under 18 and medals will go to the top three in each age division. All children 9 and under will receive medals. Prizes will also be awarded for the best Valentine’s Day themed costume and the speediest dog.  Play Hard Event Timing is providing event management and chip timing.

 

 

 

 

 


CODA is now Hopeful Horizons

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Event Blog | 0 comments

CODA + Hope Haven have merged to become Hopeful Horizons, a Children’s Advocacy, Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis center. The merger will expand the impact in the community and provide an umbrella of services under one roof to make it easier for families to seek help.

“As a united team, we can do even more to advance our ongoing mission to protect, treat and prevent,” said Hopeful Horizons CEO Shauw Chin Capps. “Together, we will empower victims, educate the public and provide a one-stop shop with comprehensive services for victims of violence and abuse.”

“CODA and Hope Haven are not going away, but coming together,” said Hopeful Horizons COO Kristin Dubrowski. “The DNA of each organization is the foundation of Hopeful Horizons.”

“I’m very excited about this merger for our community! It is a huge milestone and will have such a positive impact in meeting the needs for victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault,” said Sheriff PJ Tanner. “Both CODA and Hope Haven have been partners with my office for many years. They do tremendous work and the coming together of these two strong organizations will further strengthen our ability as a community to combat these crimes.”

“Hopeful Horizons is a critical partner in the multi-disciplinary approach to abuse that protects victims during investigation and enhances criminal prosecution,” said Solicitor Duffie Stone. “I am thrilled that the merger will allow Hopeful Horizons to reach more people.”

After an 18 month process, the Boards of CODA + Hope Haven have voted to merge into Hopeful Horizons. This proactive measure was taken in order to better advocate for and treat those impacted by abuse and to raise awareness about child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and their overlap.

For more information on the mission and vision of Hopeful Horizons, visit www.hopefulhorizons.org.

Reggie Deas announced as 2016 Grand Marshall

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From the official press release:

Please join CODA – Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse – and Reggie Deas, Lead Singer of Deas Guyz, for the fourth annual Race4Love 5K Run/Walk on Cat Island Saturday, February 13, beginning at 9:00 AM. The course, which is flat and quick, offers a pleasant trip through the scenic neighborhoods of Cat Island. The race will start near Sanctuary Golf Course located at 8 Waveland Avenue in Beaufort. Play Hard Event Timing is providing event management and chip timing.

The Race4Love will also feature a lot of fun activities, including: a valentine relay, a S’mores bar, a Valentine’s Day-themed costume contest for both race participants and their dogs, and an interactive fire-fighting demonstration. In addition, Massage Envy will have two therapists on hand to offer free massages after the race. Additionally, there will be great prizes for best costume and relay winners as well as a “speediest dog” award.

Help CODA “Fund the Need at Any Speed” through your participation as a walker or runner! Register today!

CODA Named Outstanding Nonprofit

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Event Blog | 0 comments

Congratulations to CODA for being named the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Nonprofit of 2015!

More info about the Chamber’s 2015 Civitas Awards here. The awards recognize outstanding businesses, organizations and individuals in the Beaufort, SC, region.

Great turnout for the 2015 Race4Love!

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Event Blog | 0 comments

A big thank you to all of our participants, sponsors, and our grand marshal Ron Parker! We had our best turnout to date for the 5K Run/Walk on Cat Island. We’re sorting through our favorite photos…in the meantime, you can check out Eat Sleep Play Beaufort’s gallery from race day.

Mike McCombs at the Island Packet also wrote about the event (may require a subscription to read).

New activities at the 2015 Race4Love!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Event Blog | 0 comments

Lots of fun activities coming together for CODA’s third annual Race4Love, including a valentine relay, a S’Mores bar, a Valentine’s Day-themed costume contest, and an interactive fire-fighting demonstration. In addition, Massage Envy will have two therapists on hand to offer free massages after the race. There will also be great prizes including a chance for race participants to win an iPad and prizes for the best costume and relay winners! We can’t wait to see you out at Cat Island for the race.

CODA Announces Winner of its Race4Love 5K Run/Walk T-Shirt Contest

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Event Blog | 0 comments

Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA) is pleased to announce that Pamela Brownstein, Editor of the Island News, has won the Race4Love 5K Run/Walk T-Shirt Design Contest. This is the second time Brownstein has won this contest, which attracted a number of impressive entries. This winning entry will be represented on race t-shirts, as well as on promotional materials for the race, which is scheduled Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Cat Island.

“We had a number of wonderfully creative design entries this year, which made the decision difficult for the committee,” stated Kristin Dubrowski, CODA’s Executive Director. As the contest winner, Brownstein will receive a $100 prize, a t-shirt featuring her design, and one free entry into the 2015 Race4Love.

2015 Race4Love T-Shirt Design Contest Now Open!!!!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Event Blog | 0 comments

Hey designers! Interested in a cool $100 prize? Check out the CODA Race4Love t-shirt design contest page for guidelines and an entry form. There’s no entry fee, so that means there’s no excuse — send us your best work by December 1.

We look forward to seeing your work, and we’re also very grateful for your support and interest!

Check us out on Twitter and Instagram!

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Event Blog | 0 comments

Hello friends!

You can now find updates on CODA’s 2015 Race4Love on Twitter and Instagram. Be sure to follow us on the social media platform of your choice — there’s some fun stuff in the works, including a t-shirt design contest and early registration prizes!

Twitter: @codarace4love

Instagram: www.instagram.com/codarace4love

And you can always check in at CODA’s Facebook page for information about other CODA events. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, so keep an eye out for events and information designed to increase awareness of an issue that is all too often ignored.

Your first 5K? Tried and True Training!

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Event Blog | 0 comments

It’s never too early to start prepping for a race (or to start thinking about training, or thinking about thinking about training). We thought we’d pass along a 5K training plan that’s useful for runners of all ages and abilities. Maybe it’ll be something you can use as summer slowly but surely winds down and we get closer to a time when stepping outside won’t feel like you’re being covered in a hot, wet blanket.

Cool Running’s Couch-to-5K plan

Give it a shot! All it takes is 20-30 minutes, 3 days a week, and after a little over two months you’ll be completing a 5K.

(A few Race4Love staffers will be starting this plan soon and we’ll post updates on their progress.)