NINTH ANNUAL CYCLE TOUR RAISES $43,000 FOR SAFE HARBOR

June 19, 2014

Safe Harbor’s 9th Annual Cycle Tour took place on Saturday, May 31 in Iva, SC.  Over 300 cyclists from across the Upstate enjoyed beautiful weather while riding through the scenic countryside of southern Anderson County. After the ride, cyclists enjoyed lunch and live music at the Iva Civic Center. The 2014 Cycle Tour raised $43,000 for Safe Harbor’s mission.

Safe Harbor would like to express thanks to its 2014 Cycle Tour participants, volunteers, planning committee and event sponsors.

2014 Cycle Tour Planning Committee: Bob Chambers, Elaine Epstein, Paul Ledford, Betty Lewis, Susan Spitzer, Samantha Tucker, Greta Young

2014 Cycle Tour Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor – Ryobi Outdoor Products

Platinum Sponsor – Ahead Start

Gold Level Sponsors – Sunbrella, Southwest Airlines, Greenville Journal, Delta Apparel, Electric City Endurance

Silver Level Sponsors – Anonymous, ANMED Health, Exalted Health and Rehab of Iva, Foothills Community Foundation, Winston and Francena Floyd, Technico Inc.

Bronze Level Sponsors – BB&T, McPhail Tree Farms, Palmetto Bank, The Peoples Bank, Pepsi Beverages Company

SAG Sponsors – 3 Cross Tri, Bikestreet USA Anderson, The Great Escape

I am a survivor of domestic violence.


“I didn’t know that I was being abused...

I am a survivor of domestic violence.


“I didn’t know that I was being abused because my definition of abuse looked different. My husband pushed me, but most of my suffering was verbal and psychological. I left my husband to protect our young daughter. Almost immediately I felt the weight of his oppression begin to lift. I could see a difference in my daughter as well. Then he broke into my home and assaulted me in-front of her.

I sought help and was led to Safe Harbor. My daughter and I are in counseling now. I am sorting out the mess that abuse has caused. I am finding my voice and seeking opportunities to grow and better my life as well as my daughter's. She will gauge her self-worth from my own self-worth. I must show her that she deserves the best, by expecting the best for myself.

Many years I suffered in silence. By telling my story and being honest with friends and family, I am taking control of my life again.”

- Beth

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