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Domestic violence survivor puts on event for cause

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MARSHFIELD (WAOW)--A domestic violence survivor has turned her tragedy into a message for others. In 2008, Sarah Engle was shot in the face. More than three years after domestic violence rocked her world, she hopes to raise money and awareness for other domestic abuse victims.

"I think I'm meant to speak. I survived being shot. I can speak and I can talk and I remembered everything," Engle said. "So I kind of thought I survived for a purpose," she said.

Engle says she was not sure she would be able to help spread her message at first. Once she knew the man held responsible would be behind bars for a long time, she found the courage to speak out.

"I'm getting the word out there. I'm letting them know where to go to get help and how domestic abuse is not always physical, sometimes it's emotional abuse also," Engle said.

Engle has been working with local organizations in attempts to help end domestic abuse. Officials at the Personal Development Center in Marshfield say they are glad she is sharing her story.

"She has a tremendous impact. She's an absolutely remarkable lady. She has such a compelling story, and her way of delivery is so wonderful because when she talks with groups, she's talking from the heart and she's talking from experience," said Renee Schulz-Stangl, Executive Director at the Personal Development Center.

The fundraiser is Saturday and offers participants golfing fun in the snow. The event will be held at the Marshfield Country Club.

You can put on your snowshoes and help the cause. Participants can either take a leisure walk or tee-up for a three-hold golf course.

EVENT DETAILS:

What: Snowshoe or walking event with three-hole golf course.

When: Saturday, January 14. Sign-up starts at noon and the event begins at 12:30 P.M.

Where: Marshfield County Club--11426 Wren Rd Marshfield, WI 54449

Why: To support organizations that help victims of domestic abuse and violence.

Costs: $12 per person to walk, $20 per person to walk and golf, $15 per person for a team of four to walk and golf. Lunch will be provided to all participants. 

 

LOCAL DOMESTIC ABUSE HELP CENTERS IN MARSHFIELD:

Personal Development Center: http://www.pdcmarshfield.com/

Shirley's House of Hope: http://www.shirleyshouseofhope.org/#/Home

 

Online Reporter: Cassandra Vinch

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