Hello! My name is Mariya Taher, and I am the Community Liaison Manager for W.O.M.A.N., Inc. In 2012, the agency underwent a fiscal crisis. In response, the entire W.O.M.A.N., Inc. community--volunteers, staff, board members, and current and former clients--came together to make sure that our small, but mighty organization that begun serving survivors of domestic … Continue reading A Running Journey to Help Domestic Violence Survivors
Please join us for a fun night out at Antologia Vinoteca, a Latin American bar in SF on SATURDAY, March 29th anytime between 5-11pm! 20% of of the proceeds raised during this time will be donated to support W.O.M.A.N., Inc.'s runners at the SF Rock n' Roll Half-Marathon! W.O.M.A.N., Inc.'s very own staff, volunteers, and community supporters will be running 13.2 … Continue reading Fundraising for SF Rock n’ Roll Half-Marathon Runners at Antologia Vinoteca
This week, W.O.M.A.N., Inc.'s activities have gotten some awesome international coverage! The Express Tribune, a Pakistani newspaper that partners with The International Herald Tribune, has published our staff member Mariya Taher's article about her Running to End Domestic Violence Quest. In May 2012, Mariya came up with a daring idea for a fundraising campaign. She … Continue reading The Running to End Domestic Violence Quest Gets International Press Coverage!
December has arrived and with it the end of my Running to End Domestic Violence Quest campaign. I ran the 6th half marathon on December 2nd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over 40,000 people ran along the Las Vegas strip to finish either the half or full marathon that day. Fluorescent signs lighting up the strip … Continue reading Running to End Domestic Violence–The Final Race
Five races down and one to go! October was a busy month for the Running to End Domestic Violence Quest. I ran the Rock 'n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon on October 7, the Nike Women's Half Marathon on October 14, and the Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon on October 28th. W.O.M.A.N., Inc. also … Continue reading Running to End Domestic Violence Quest–One Race to Go!
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and perhaps it is appropriate then that I have run three half-marathons during this month for the Running to End Domestic Violence Quest. I am proud to see how much money the campaign has raised so far, but we still have much more to go. Please help support me … Continue reading Running to End Domestic Violence Update
I was recently reminded that life is full of unexpected obstacles, and I encountered one in pursuing my Running to End Domestic Violence Quest. I sprained my ankle the first weekend in September, it wasn't due to running, but I have been resting it and staying off of it since then. This means that I … Continue reading Running to End Domestic Violence Quest–Running Motivation