Why I Participate in Mudderella


Today’s guest blogger is Cindy Knight, a 2015 Mudderella participant and survivor of domestic violence.

Looking back on 2015, I can honestly say that my experience at Mudderella New England was definitely one of the highlights! Hi, my name is Cindy Knight from New Hampshire. As a fellow Cindy_KnightMudderella and survivor of domestic violence, this event was more than a mud run for me—it was a symbol of empowerment, teamwork, and resilience.

I’m also proud to say that my team was the top fundraiser at Mudderella New England 2015! And thanks to a matching donation from Speed Queen, I was able to bring in over $10,000 for FUTURES! The money raised supports their innovative programs that prevent and end domestic violence and sexual assault. They are the leaders in their field and I’m proud to support an organization that supports women who have been through what so many of us live through every day.

One in four women will experience abuse during her lifetime. Participating in Mudderella and raising money for FUTURES is my way of standing up to violence against women. It’s my way of giving a voice to the statistic. We’ve all been affected by domestic violence—whether you have a loved one, a friend who has experienced it, or you yourself is a survivor. How can you make a difference? Sign up for a 2016 Mudderella event today and start fundraising!

I’m so proud to be a Mudderella because this is the only event where we can come together to celebrate our strength and show the world what “Own Your Strong” means to us. Because of Mudderella’s partnership with FUTURES I feel empowered to stand up and say, “I am a survivor and I am not ashamed.”

I’m looking forward to 2016 and continuing my journey as a survivor and as a Mudderella. I hope you will join me so we can continue this tradition of women owning their strong and standing up to violence against women. In fact, FUTURES is offering an exclusive 20 percent off discount code for supporters.  Just sign up for your event and use the code MUDFWVCHARITY20 at check out.

Let’s raise awareness and funds to support violence prevention education programs so we can teach our children that violence doesn’t equal strength. Not only will you help support FUTURES’ programs and initiatives to prevent violence against women, you’ll also be running alongside survivors of abuse like me, to help draw attention to this critical issue.