April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Pure Balance teamed with the Virgin Islands Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council (VI DVSAC) for an indoor cycling ride to raise money to end domestic violence and sexual assault. The class was instructed by Willa Fils, and 17 riders were in attendance wearing teal to show their support. $255 was raised to be donated to VI DVSAC.
DVSAC was formed by founding members on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John in 1997 to address oppression and systems advocacy. In 2013, DVSAC became an independent organization and is recognized as the State/Territorial Coalition by the National Office on Violence Against Women and the Department of Health and Human Services with Family Resource Center for an indoor cycling ride to raise the money. A portion of the proceeds from the class will be donated to FRC.
Pure Balance will be hosting a class to benefit The Family Resource Center (FRC) at 6 p.m., Friday, April 19. The cost of the class is $20 and riders are encouraged to wear teal. A portion of the proceeds will go towards furthering the mission of FRC. People may register for that class at https://purebalancefitness.punchpass.com/classes/3744611
The Family Resource Center (FRC) Inc. is a private non-profit agency incorporated to establish a counseling program and a shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
If interested in learning more about VI DVSAC or FRC, visit their websites http://www.usvifrc.org or https://www.vidvsac.org/.
Visit purebalancefitness.com for more information about the class or go to https://purebalancefitness.punchpass.com/classes/3744611 to register.