Domestic Violence Awareness Walk to be held Oct. 11

Washington-Holmes Domestic Violence Task Force
Washington-Holmes Domestic Violence Task Force
Published: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 05:50 PM.

BONIFAY — The Washington-Holmes Domestic Violence Task Force is partnering with Doctors Memorial Hospital to have their first ever Domestic Violence Awareness Walk from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 11 at Doctors Memorial Hospital in honor/memory of victims and survivors of domestic violence.

“This walk will be a fundraiser event in an effort to raise funds to support victims of abuse in Holmes, Washington and surrounding areas,” said Missy Sword Lee, Family Intervention Program Supervisor for Habilitative Services of Northwest Florida. “The mission of the DV task force is to open a shelter for victims to escape an abusive situation without having to leave their own community.”

She said she has pledge forms available for the walk and that people consider walking individually or getting a team together to walk to help them raise money.

“This is not just an awareness walk,” said Lee. “This is going to be a community event for the entire family. While folks are walking to collect their pledge money, we will have vendors set up selling items, $50.00 vendor fee, and vendors set up giving items away, vendor fee waived.”

She said if there is a business, church group or an individual would be willing to set up a tent and sell items/share information about your church or business or give items away such as snow cones, cotton candy, water bottles, etc. to please let her know.

“We will also have entertainment going on from a stage,” said Lee. “We will have several local folks sharing their talents like singing, martial arts, etc. and we plan to have a country music singer with us as well. We have sponsorship packages so please consider sponsoring this event as there are great incentive packages depending on which level you give at.”

Men will get their own opportunity to support this event in a "walk in her shoes".

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