Jul 2, 2013
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Futures Without Violence Selected as National Charity Partner for Mudderella

New obstacle mud run event empowers participants to own their strength and stand up to violence

SAN FRANCISCO (July 2, 2013) – National nonprofit and social change organization, Futures Without Violence has been selected to be the official national charity partner for Mudderella, a new obstacle course challenge that motivates women to own their strength, work together as a team to overcome challenges and have fun at the same time.

Mudderella participants will embark on a muddy five- to seven-mile obstacle course that emphasizes teamwork, resilience, and inner strength. All fundraising proceeds from the events will benefit Futures Without Violence’s programs to prevent abuse against women and children.

“We’re so honored to be working with Mudderella, an organization that values the importance of empowering women as much as we do,” says Esta Soler, founder and CEO of Futures Without Violence. “This support will allow us to continue building prevention and education programs –and support victims and survivors of violence and abuse throughout the country.”

Created by women for women, Mudderella’s inaugural event will launch on Saturday, September 21, 2013 in Tamiment, Pennsylvania in the Poconos and plans to expand in cities across the U.S. in 2014.

“Mudderella promotes individuals coming together to overcome obstacles,” says Cristina DeVito, CEO of Mudderella.“It is also about supporting those who deal with real obstacles in their lives. We are honored to support Futures Without Violence and do our part in driving awareness to this important cause.”

Futures Without Violence has been speaking out on behalf of victims and survivors of violence and abuse for over 30 years, making a critical difference in the lives of millions of women, children, and families by developing innovative programs and policies that engage new allies as partners in the solution.

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About Futures Without Violence 
For more than 30 years, Futures Without Violence has led the way and set the pace for innovative educational programs, public action campaigns, policy development, and leadership training designed to end violence against women, children, and families around the world. Instrumental in developing the landmark Violence Against Women Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1994, Futures Without Violence has established a Global Center for Leadership and Action that will engage today’s diverse national and global leaders, stand with survivors, and continue working to break the silence around gender-based violence. 

About Mudderella 
Mudderella, LLC was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. Mudderella events are obstacle course challenges that empower women to own their strength, work together, and have fun. Participants are encouraged to "Own Your Strong" as they take on 12 -15 obstacles testing balance, strength, agility, endurance, willpower and overall fitness while encouraging teamwork and fun across a 5-7 mile long course. Mudderella believes in three truths: 1) You are stronger than you think you are, 2) There is more to life than going to the gym and 3) You deserve an awesome experience. To learn more and for a schedule of dates and locations, visit