Why do we participate in Rise Together? What's new in 2023?
In 2021, we changed our theme. For 10 years, we walked as a community- people of all ages, races, ethnicities, gender identities and backgrounds- to demonstrate our united stand against violence. We walked to raise awareness of the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault and support survivors and their families, while symbolically walking a mile in their shoes. We changed the theme in 2021 to better align our event with our values. The theme evolved from the feedback we received, the conversations we had, and a goal to ensure that everyone feels there is a place for them with Elizabeth Freeman Center. We will continue to raise money that is vitally needed to continue Elizabeth Freeman Center services for violence survivors and its educational work with county youth through an annual community fundraiser.
This year, we will rise together in North Adams, Williamstown, Pittsfield, Lee, Lenox, and Great Barrington in September. See the full schedule and routes.
How do I register and raise money?
Raising money is easy online. You can set up a page, fundraise on Facebook and email your family and friends. Call us at 413-499-2425 if you need help or want us to send you information.
What else happens during this time of a digital fundraiser?
We encourage you to join one of our community walks or go on your own. Don't forget to post photos and videos via social media and your registration page with #RiseTogether2023.