Brawl for a Cause trains, equips and inspires everyday people to literally fight for what they believe in. They believe each person has a hero within. If given the right opportunity and platform, those heroes will emerge and fight for the change they want to see in the world. I was in the only female fight at Brawl For A Cause 2018, which was hosted at Mercedes-Benz stadium.
It was a USA Boxing sanctioned fight and I WON!!! I trained with my boxing coach for 12-14 hours a week for 8 weeks. This was my first time stepping into the ring (and also my last). To see a highlight of my night at Brawl For A Cause February 17th, 2018 please watch the video here or at the bottom of this page.
The charity I chose to benefit from my participation in Brawl For A Cause is Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV). I chose PADV because I was in an abusive relationship for 3 years to learn more about my story you can watch my video here or at the bottom of this page. I found enough courage and strength to walk away from it in March 2015. I fight for those who are still finding the strength to walk away, and to prevent other women from making the same mistakes I once made. The event is over, however, YOU can still support me by helping me reach my goal of $10,000 for PADV.
I was born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe. I did my undergraduate studies at Michigan State University after my family and I relocated to the United States when I was 17. I am now based in Atlanta, GA working in project management for a global investment management firm. I relocated to Atlanta by unfortunate reasons. However, this move turned out to be life changing and pivotal in my personal growth.
Partnership Against Domestic Violence – PADV's mission is to end the crime of intimate partner violence and empower its survivors. Their vision is a community free of domestic violence. It is the largest nonprofit domestic violence organization in GA. PADV has served women and their children in the metro Atlanta area since 1977, and commemorating an incredible 40 years of service this year.
“To the end we work to educate the public on the dynamics of intimate partner violence; promote healthy dating relationships among adolescents and teens to prevent future violence; offer safety and shelter for battered women and their children; restore power, self-sufficiency, and control to survivors; and create an effective and coordinated community response to intimate partner violence.” – PADV
Please help me support and spread awareness for this impactful cause. Whether you can donate to this page, and or share this site with people in your network, every bit helps. Together, we can support PADV and 'knock out' domestic violence!