Yeardley's Story

“TO KNOW YEARDLEY WAS TO LOVE HER - SHE WAS HAPPY, KIND, HARD-WORKING, HUMBLE, HONEST, FUN, AND ENTHUSIASTIC.”

Sharon Love

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Yeardley's Story

On May 3rd, 2010 my daughter, Yeardley Love, who was then a senior lacrosse player at the University of Virginia and three weeks shy of her graduation, was beaten to death by her ex- boyfriend. As I dropped Yeardley off in Charlottesville each year, my biggest concern was that she may be injured on the lacrosse field or, even worse, be hurt in a car accident. Relationship violence was never on my radar screen; I had no idea that relationship abuse affects 1 in 3 women in her lifetime.

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Yeardley's Legacy

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The One Love Foundation

It is the goal of the One Love Foundation to honor Yeardley Love by bringing an end to Relationship Violence by educating, empowering and activating campus communities in a movement for change. We know that, given the chance, Yeardley certainly would have wanted to help.

Unsung Hero Awards

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About the Award

The Yeardley Reynolds Love ("YRL") Unsung Hero Award recognizes the accomplishments of two student-athletes (one male, one female) each year who demonstrate dedication, integrity, humility, hard work, community service, leadership, kindness, and sportsmanship - all qualities Yeardley exemplified throughout her life. These student- athletes make a significant contribution to the team in ways that may not be measured in goals, saves, or ground balls.

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