Preventing child abuse is something that really hits home for me. In 2011, my daughter disclosed that she had been abused. It was a very difficult time for us, full of lots of pain and trials. Through all the events of the past 4.5 years, I've found a love of running. It has helped me deal with everything going on on a personal level. I decided I'd like to train for a half marathon, and love San Diego. What better place for me to run? So I signed up for the San Diego Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon, to be held on June 5, 2016, just over 5 years after our lives changed. Because my running was rooted in what was going on in our personal lives, I felt what better organization to raise funds for, than one to prevent child abuse. Child abuse is way too prevalent in our society, so anything I can do to help bring awareness, and raise funds for an organization that works to prevent abuse of the most innocent among us, is the least I can do. I hope you will help.