Event to raise awareness for Lowcountry abuse victims

 Mark your calendar for Hopeful Horizons’ Tenth Annual Race4Love – Saturday, Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. at Cat Island!

Race4Love, presented by Stokes Toyota of Beaufort, is a family-friendly 5K run/3K walk that traverses the picturesque streets of three Cat Island neighborhoods. Pre-registration is encouraged  at race4love.com and virtual options are available.

Race4Love has its origins in the Tate/Coursen Memorial Walk/Run that was organized by Marie Tate in 2012. The event honored Lance Cpl. Dana Tate and Cpl. Dyke “A.J.” Coursen, two Beaufort County Sheriff’s deputies who were killed when responding to a domestic violence call in 2002. Marie Tate, Lance Cpl. Dana Tate’s widow, is still actively involved in Race4Love and will greet runners and walkers at the Tate Turnaround along the route.

Race4Love benefits survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault in Beaufort County and the surrounding counties. Funds raised help Hopeful Horizons in its mission to end abuse and change lives.

“We are grateful for the sponsors and volunteers who have come together once again to support the Race4Love,” said Kristin Dubrowski, CEO of Hopeful Horizons. “Survivors of abuse need the support of the entire community, and this is one way you can show your support and help to raise awareness.”

Gold Sponsors: Hilton Head Honda, Scutta Advocacy Group, Eugena A. Rugala Associates, Palmera Vacation ClubPalmetto Electric Cooperative and UU Fellowship of Beaufort.

Silver Sponsors: The Bannon Law Group, Lynn and Wheeler CPA, Charter One Realty and Marketing, Interstate Towing, Kinghorn Insurance, SNS Technologies and Tate Enterprise.

Bronze Sponsors: Beaufort Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Beaufort County Democratic Party, Beth & Ely Young, Chris Devries, Integrated Network Solutions, Dr. Janet, Kristin Dubrowski and Alex Moody, Lowcountry Counseling Associates and Palmetto Exterminators.

Prizes will be given to the top two male and female overall and medals will go to the top three in each age division. All children ages nine and under will receive medals. Prizes will also be awarded for the first stroller and the fastest dog (first dog to cross the finish line).

Hopeful Horizons is committed to creating a safe environment for participants, so we encourage masks and physical distancing when participants are not walking or running the race.

For more information on the 10th annual Race4Love and to register, visit www.race4love.com.

Hopeful Horizons is a children’s advocacy, domestic violence and rape crisis center that works to create safer communities by changing the culture of violence and offering a path to healing. The organization provides safety, hope and healing to survivors through evidence-based practices, outreach, prevention and education. Hopeful Horizons serves Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper and Allendale counties. For more information, visit www.hopefulhorizons.org.