WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia women's lacrosse team joined countless individuals, colleges and universities in support of the One Love Foundation. Founded in 2010 to honor University of Virginia women's lacrosse student-athlete Yeardley Love who was brutally beaten to death by her boyfriend just weeks before her graduation, the mission of One Love Foundation is to end relationship violence. The Foundation conducts educational workshops on college campuses designed to help young men and women understand the warning signs of unhealthy relationships.
Yards for Yeardley is an initiative designed to raise awareness as teams from all over the country run one million yards to help promote healthy relationships. On Friday, February 9th, the Firebird women's lacrosse team and others ran 34,000 yards at Wilson High School. First year head coach Cassandra Hassse who is interested in hosting a One Love workshop at UDC said, "I am very passionate about this cause and feel it is important for all college students, men and women, to be educated and know the signs of an unhealthy relationship. We have 287,980 yards so far, and have 712,m020 yards to hit our 1 million goal!"
For more information about Yeardley, the One Love Foundation, and to learn the 10 signs of unhealthy relationships, please visit their website at https://www.joinonelove.org/signs-unhealthy-relationship/