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Participate in a 5K to help prevent relationship abuse and violence

Move for Love Seattle is a 5K to raise awareness and funds to educate young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships. Sponsored by One Love Foundation.

One Love, a national nonprofit organization, has a goal of ending relationship abuse and violence in the Pacific Northwest and across the country. 

“We empower young people with the tools and resources they need to see the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships and bring life-saving tools and resources back to their communities and teach other people about this,” said Michele Heffron, One Love Executive Director, Pacific Northwest Region.

One Love was started by the family of Yeardley Love who was beaten to death in 2010 by her ex-boyfriend. Her death occurred just weeks before her graduation from the University of Virginia. 

“It wasn’t until the trial of a young man that her family really learned and understood that there were signs all over,” Heffron said. “Her friends were seeing it and her family, but they just didn’t know what they were and what to do about it.”

Because of this, One Love focuses on prevention and education. More than one in three women, nearly one in three men and more than one in two trans or nonbinary individuals will be in an abusive relationship at some point in their lifetime. 

One Love educates students through videos and discussion and offers a framework that helps students spread its message online and in their communities. The organization has educated 60,000 young people in the Pacific Northwest. 

Move for Love Seattle is a timed 5K run/walk to raise awareness and support One Love’s prevention and education efforts. The family-friendly event on Saturday, May 21 will also feature music, food, and other activities. 

“The whole reason we want to do this is to start to elevate the importance of relationship health education, build awareness around the issue so everybody starts to care about this and just really get out there and build community together,” Heffron said. 

Move for Love Seattle will be held at Lumen Field in partnership with the Seattle Seahawks. To learn more and register, visit the Move for Love website.

Sponsored by One Love Foundation. Segment Producer Rebecca Perry. Watch New Day Northwest 11 AM weekdays on KING 5 and streaming live on KING5.com. Contact New Day.