Man Up Crusade sponsors Purple Night at CNR

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Man Up Crusade sponsors Purple Night at CNR

CREATED Aug. 13, 2013

Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue spoke to Good Morning Idaho about The Man Up Crusade™, founded by the sheriff and his wife, Jeanie.  The Crusade is taking its message to the Caldwell Night Rodeo for a second consecutive year, to help bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence.  

In honor of the Man Up Crusade™, the Caldwell Night Rodeo will host the second-annual “Purple Night” on Wednesday, August 14, where fans are urged to wear purple in support of the Man Up Crusade™ and the fight to end domestic violence.

Purple is nationally recognized as the color of awareness for survivors of domestic violence and is meant to be a symbol of peace, courage, survival, honor and dedication to ending violence.  The Man Up Crusade™ is a non-profit dedicated to establishing, directing and promoting a public awareness campaign on the issues related to domestic violence and the secondary and tertiary affects domestic violence has on victims, children and our society as a whole.

The Man Up Crusade™ has partnered with Professional Rodeo to promote events like “Purple Night” to bring awareness and generate funds for local charities that work with domestic violence victims. Hope’s Door is the Caldwell Night Rodeo’s charity of choice and will once again be the recipient of proceeds generated during the August 14 th “Purple Night.”

For more information on the Man Up Crusade, visit their website here.

For a full list of events happening during the Caldwell Night Rodeo, click here.