The MSU Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Team (SACI) is excited to participate in
Operation Freefall: The Two-Mile High Stand Against Sexual Assault® once again this year.
Volunteers, family, friends and alumni from across the country will be participating in the nation's boldest, highest-altitude, and most daring effort to put an end to sexual assault on April 30, 2011.
We will join thousands of people at drop zones across the country who will take to the sky and jump. Our goal: to raise funds to help survivors throughout the healing process and increase awareness about sexual assault.
The FBI categorizes rape as the second most violent crime a person can experience, second only to murder. To put it another way, it’s the most violent and traumatic crime any victim lives to remember. Every two minutes, another American is sexually assaulted. It is the most under-reported of all crimes in the United States.
Operation Freefall is the only event of its kind to increase awareness of sexual violence. The event is held simultaneously across the country the last Saturday of each April.
This year, we are particularly excited to be partnering with the MSU Alumni Association. We hope to have at least 100 jumpers for Michigan State from all over the nation (and maybe around the world!).
In the past ten years Operation Freefall has raised over $1,000,000 with nearly two-thirds of that going back to local community organizations to:
- Enhance local support and outreach services for survivors of sexual violence.
- Provide recovery, risk-reduction, and prosecution information to tens of millions of people, including many in your local community, each year.
- Help victims of sexual violence through the healing process.
- Educate lawmakers, police officers, students, the public, and the media about sexual assault.
We’ve each agreed to raise $1,000, and we need your help!
The effects of sexual violence affect all of us. That is why we’ve committed ourselves to this event. We hope you’ll share in this incredible adventure by supporting us in my fundraising efforts.
MSU Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention