Just by walking and/or running you can assist the Women’s Center win their battle with sexual assault and child sexual abuse.* You can participate in their 22nd Annual Victory Over Violence (VOV) Walk/Run on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Duck Pond at Trinity Park.
Public awareness of sexual assault has increased with the advent of the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns. Rape Crisis centers across the nation have seen an increase in the reporting of sexual assault, harassment and abuse. The Women’s Center has itself seen over a 13 % increase in hospital accompaniments during forensic rape exams from 2016 to 2017. Year to date, they have seen a 16% increase year to date compared to the same time period in the year 2017.
Many people participate in the VOV Walk/Run to acknowledge and remember those whose lives have been affected by sexual assault or intimate partner violence. It is their way of giving back.
To participate, volunteer or learn more about the Women’s Center, please click The Women’s Center Victory Over Violence Walk/Run. The 1K Fun Run will begin at 8 am with the 5K Walk/Run starting at 8:30 am. This years emcee is Courtney Gilmore, reporter at NBC DFW.
The proceeds from the Walk/Run are used to support The Play it Safe!® program. This program has been designed for children Pre-K through high school and uses materials in ways they can best learn and respond.
Remember, “thisisyourbestyear”. Take a walk or run and help the Women’s Center and all that are affected claim Victory Over Violence.
*We incorrectly reported that this run was focused on stomping out domestic violence. While it can be a part of sexual assault there are many other organizations that specifically address domestic violence.