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International Women’s Friendship Month Photo Contest

September is International Women’s Friendship Month. Kappa Delta Sorority created this celebration 12 years ago to encourage women everywhere to celebrate the special bonds on friendship. Kappa Delta is very involved in ending and preventing domestic violence. To address the increasing numbers of young adults experiencing dating abuse, Kappa Delta launched a campaign called “Friends Say the Tough Stuff…So Say It.” This campaign encourages friends to offer support and intervention when they believe a friend may be experiencing an unhealthy relationship.

Friendship is a valuable resource, especially to domestic violence victim. “[Friends] are our loudest cheerleaders and our most compassionate confidantes,” says a representative for Kappa Delta. Having healthy friendships is just as important as having healthy relationships.

To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Friendship Month, Kappa Delta Sorority’s Confidence Coalition is holding a friendship photo contest. The winner and her friend will receive a friends’ getaway, which includes a complimentary weekend stay at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson, Ariz., a spa package and a breakfast for two provided by the JW Marriett Starr Pass Resort, plus airfare for two to Tucson from anywhere in the continental U.S. provided by A&I Travel.

We invite you to enter the contest or encourage your friends, mom, sister, wife, etc. to enter. Participants must submit a high resolution friendship photo with three to five sentences about how her friend(s) gives her confidence. Click here to enter the contest and here for more information. Contestants must be 18 or older. Entries must be received no later than September 30, 2011.