Newport News, VA - On Tuesday, November 4, the global nonprofit organization Fear 2 Freedom (F2F) partnered with CNU students and Riverside Regional Medical Center to raise awareness of sexual assault and benefit victims throughout our region. The "Celebration Night" event was held in the David Student Union Ballroom at CNU. Both the university community and members of the general public participated in the event.
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Participants helped assemble hundreds of “F2F” kits, or rape recovery kits, to be distributed to area hospitals to meet the immediate physical and emotional needs of those affected by sexual assault. The kits provide clothing and basic toiletries, as victims’ clothing is often kept as evidence, as well as personal notes of encouragement written by CNU students.
Once the kits were assembled, participants then carried the Recovery Kits over to Riverside Regional Medical Center. At 7:30 p.m. the students and participants held a candlelight vigil on the grounds of RRMC.
Led by Rosemary Trible, F2F is dedicated to bringing hope and healing to those wounded by sexual abuse. Its mission is to redeem and restore lives broken by abuse, and educate and empower colleges and communities to work to prevent the sexual abuse crisis. F2F helps educate and empower students about sexual assault, and mobilize them to become part of the solution. In 2014, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed Trible to the Governor’s Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence.
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Published: November 5, 2014