CHARLES TOWN – The inaugural Walk Against Domestic Violence will take place Oct. 5 in Charles Town at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of the Charles Town Police Department.
Pat Greenley, the event’s lead organizer, is currently seeking walkers, vendors, sponsors and volunteers to help raise awareness of the problem of domestic violence, along with funds to help combat the problem.
“Our mission is to advocate for healthy families and healthy homes, free of violence and abuse,” Greenley said. “One of our main goals is to educate the community about the impact that domestic violence has on our community and ways in which we can help those whom are impacted. A second goal is to educate teens and young adults as a means of preventing domestic violence.”
Greenley says she was driven to aid victims of domestic violence due to her own personal experience of the problem.
“Having survived the fear, shame and devastation that accompanies domestic violence, I felt a strong calling to help those whom are currently living in abusive situations,” she said. “It is a means to let those who are currently impacted by domestic violence know that there is hope, and there is help.”
There is a $15 registration fee for individual walkers, $10 each for groups of 10 or more. Walkers will receive a t-shirt.
There are 20 vendor spaces available at $25 each.
Those interested in sponsoring the walk can donate $50 or more.