How will you

Color It Blue?

Sexual violence impacts us all.

In April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month, join Brave Step as we “Color It Blue.”

Color It Blue is Brave Step’s signature campaign to encourage survivors, loved ones, allies and the community to embody their advocacy and initiate new conversations about this pervasive issue.

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Did you know?

Sexual violence is not vague abuse but an act of violence. It leaves behind a life-altering mental, physical, social, financial and spiritual impact, and it cripples individuals as well as the family and community.

  • About 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 13 boys in the United States experience child sexual abuse. (1)
  • 91% of child sexual abuse perpetrators are individuals known by the child victim or their family members. (1)
  • The total lifetime economic burden of child sexual abuse in the United States in 2015 was estimated to be at least $9.3 billion. (1)
  • Every 68 seconds someone is sexually assaulted in the United States. Every 9 minutes, that victim is a child. (2)
  • A majority of child survivors are 12-17 (3).
  • 100% of us are impacted by sexual violence.
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Ways to Color It Blue

In April, join the “Color It Blue” movement by:

  • Coloring one’s nails, hair or mustache blue
  • Booking an appointment with Modern Salon and Spa to get blue fairy hair and blue tape-in extension services. A portion of each service will benefit Brave Step’s mission.
  • Wearing blue to raise awareness for sexual violence
  • Making a donation to fuel the transformative work of Brave Step.
  • Signing up for Brave Step’s Virtual Walk/Run presented by Uwharrie Bank on April 1-8.

    Once you’ve Colored It Blue, use the opportunity to serve as a conversation starter on one of the most prevalent issues in our community.

    • Challenge three friends to demonstrate their bravery by joining you to Color It Blue.

    • Join the conversation on social media by using #ColorItBlue, #SAAM, #BraveStep and #ColorItBlueChallenge.

    Color It Blue Toolkit

    Join our mission to Color It Blue for the month of April. Find useful tips, resources, ideas and more in this helpful toolkit. 

    Brave Step is honored to partner with Modern Salon & Spa. Throughout the month of April, Modern Salon & Spa will offer blue fairy hair and blue tape-in extension services with a portion of each service benefitting Brave Step’s mission. 
    Modern Salon & Spa

    2023 Color It Blue Highlights

     

    Special thanks to Roper Construction Company, Bank of America, Modern Salon and countless others for supporting our first Color It Blue campaign.

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