Each year, an estimated 293,000 people in the U.S. become survivors of sexual assault. Plus, according to rainn.org, 68% of rape cases are not reported to police.
Aurora Health Care is proud to be a dedicated leader when it comes to helping survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Each year, an estimated 2,500 survivors begin their healing journey at an Aurora Health Care facility. We are the only health system in the state dedicated to providing care from the point of crisis through life-long recovery. CLICK HERE to learn about Aurora’s Abuse Response Programs.
And that’s why we celebrate Denim Day, an international day of recognition to raise awareness of “victim blaming” in our society and to celebrate survivors. This year, Denim Day is April 27, 2016. On that day, Aurora will join businesses across Wisconsin by permitting caregivers to wear denim; you can also support funds that are bringing necessary, specialized care to survivors.
Here are a few things you will hear more about in the coming weeks:
- Hope Shining Blue: A Denim Day celebration to benefit Aurora Health Care’s Abuse Response Programs, including The Healing Center, Sexual Assault Treatment Center and Safe Mom Safe Baby.
- Wear denim: You can make a pledge to wear denim on April 27 and make a personal statement with your fashion statement.
- Aurora’s investment in new state-of-the-art forensic cameras at all medical centers with a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. Aurora’s commitment to this issue makes your gift an important investment.
- You’ll hear from survivors who courageously share their stories of abuse and healing, and how your gifts have helped to make it possible.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the ways you can celebrate Denim Day and support Aurora Health Care’s Abuse Response Programs. Are you interested in getting your workplace or group of friends involved to support survivors on Denim Day? Contact Jeannie Fischer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 414-219-7378.