Run For A Cause

TAPS provides a variety of programs to survivors nation and worldwide. Our National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp has been held annually in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend since 1994. TAPS also conducts regional survivor seminars for adults and youth programs at locations across the country, as well as retreats and expeditions around the world. Staff can get you connected to counseling in your community and help navigate benefits and resources.

See Marissa's Journey Featured in RunFit 365

“…Throughout her college years, Marissa was personally impacted by sexual assault and domestic violence. Her experiences have led her to become a resource for helping survivors heal and overcome their abuse and experiences, just as she did. It also led her to publish three best selling books on these topics. In January 2020, she launched a podcast called Healing From Emotional Abuse, where she hosts discussions with survivors to share their stories, and give advice.

In one episode, she was joined by 5 military veterans who spoke about their experience with military sexual trauma (MST). One of her guests spoke about how running was helpful to her healing and challenged Marissa to run the 2021 Chicago Marathon with her, supporting female veteran organizations and MST survivors. Without hesitation, she accepted the challenge. Enter the instant motivation…”

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