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Lions' Levy partners with Detroit Hustles Harder to raise money to test rape kits

On Oct. 5, the Detroit Lions' DeAndre Levy partnered with apparel company Detroit Hustles Harder to raise money for untested rape kits. 

On average 284,000 people are victims of rape each year out of those people only a few of their rape kits are tested according to a 2015 Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey.

In Detroit, nine out of 11,000 rape kits remain untested due to lack of funding and ineffective methods of processing evidence. 

All proceeds from the T-shirt sales go to the “Enough Said” program in Detroit which is dedicated to "raising a private sector funding to test more than 11,000 forgotten rape kits, investigate the crimes and prosecute the resulting cases, thus securing justice and closure for victims and ensuring a safer community for everyone," according to the organization's website. 

T-shirts are $25 and the sweatshirts are $56. This money goes toward individual rape kit costs of $490 which effectively process the kits and use that information as evidence. 

 “I think that would be a good idea because a lot of things happen to us, many people in the world like they're dying and like nobody's investigating it's just like they don't care, so for him to raise money for something like that is a really good thing I think that's really important,"  CMA senior Cherelle Lake said.

By partnering with others, Levy said he hopes to highlight sexual assault as an issue for everyone not just women. 

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