Purple Light Walk to Mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month

September 9th, 2013  |  Published in News

Purple Light Walk to Mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Women Helping Women today announced that on Friday, October 11 at 5:30 pm Cincinnati will play host to the first ever Purple Light Domestic Violence Awareness Month Walk.  The event, which is designed to raise awareness to the issue of domestic violence, is a collaboration of Women Helping Women, the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Police Department.  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

During the Walk, which will start and end at The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, participants will carry purple glow sticks – purple is the color of domestic violence awareness.

“Women Helping Women is pleased to team up with the YWCA and the Cincinnati Police Department to sponsor the Purple Light Walk, which will serve as a striking visual reminder that domestic violence is a problem facing both women and men regardless of race ethnicity or social status,” said Kendall Fisher, executive director of Women Helping Women.

Those interested in participating may register online at http://purplelightwalk.eventbrite.com/ or in person on the day of the event.  Registration is free for all participants and will begin with a resource fair at 5:30 pm, program at 6:30 pm and walk starting at 7 pm.