Ride to Survive donates to RCIS
Westminster, MD
11/13/2014 08:57 AM
Ride To Survive is a Fun Horse Show to raise awareness of Domestic Violence and raise money for Victim Services and Shelters along the Mason-Dixon.

Ride To Survive was created and founded by Danielle Knell and Nicole Wiley. Danielle was a graduate student hoping to become a social worker that specialized in therapy for sexual assault/domestic violence victims and survivors. Danielle was an avid equestrian and loved performing in the Speed/Fun Games Horse Shows held on the local farm where she rode. She and her best friend Nicole, an English rider, who survived child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence, decided to use their passion for horses as a way to give back to the community and raise awareness. Danielle passed away a couple months before her very first Ride To Survive event. Her legacy lives on.

Child sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault are issues that transcend boundaries of gender, age, race and socio-economic status.  RCIS is the only facility in the area trained to work with the very specific issues associated with the trauma caused by sexual crimes.  The staff provides professional and compassionate intervention, 24-hour hotline services, advocacy services, therapeutic counseling, and education to promote prevention and community services.
Barbara Werner
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