Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 10:00a -
George Sherman Union
775 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
Social Good, Sports & Active Life
STRIKE for Vanessa is an annual women's self-defense and empowerment workshop to honor the life of Vanessa Marcotte - a 27 year old woman who was tragically killed by an act of violence while jogging near her family home in August 2016. This event is brought to you by the Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation and The Soteria Method - a unique practice of self-defense, fitness and empowerment for woman. This year's event will be lead by celebrity self-defense trainer and creator of the Soteria Method, Avital Zeisler. This event was created with one mission: to honor Vanessa's life by empowering women to live boldly and fearlessly.
Vanessa was a 27-year-old woman taking life by storm. Living in Manhattan, working for Google, practicing yoga, and forever cherishing her family and friends, Vanessa led life to the fullest. To know Vanessa was to be touched by someone special who left an indelible mark on your life. Vanessa was a kind, compassionate, intelligent person. She had a great sense of style and was happy to give advice to her mother, aunt, relatives, and friends as to how to pull off that special outfit. She loved running, walking, reading, yoga, and trips to Cape Cod beaches. Vanessa also was motivated. She graduated from Boston University and spent the next six years launching a successful career in digital marketing which culminated in her dream job at Google. But Vanessa always found time for more than work and play. Countless hours were quietly spent helping at a food bank, tutoring and mentoring high school students, supporting Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Children’s Hospital, and planting community gardens in the inner city. Vanessa always found time to embrace the spirit of giving back.