Sean Garvey – Entercom Radio Atlanta

Did you know that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men (aged 18+) in the U.S. has experienced domestic violence in their lifetime? Did you also know that every year an estimated 1.3 million women are victims of domestic violence? What is even more frightening is the fact that every 9 seconds a woman in the US is assaulted or beaten. Domestic violence not only affects women, but this act of violence also affects the following:

  • Children who witness some form of domestic violence
  • High school students experience dating partner violence
  • Corporations that lose money due to direct medical and health care costs from victims of domestic violence

Now is the time to get active to help raise awareness against domestic violence. If you or someone you know is a survivor of domestic violence, please come and bring a guest to the Walk A Mile in their Shoes 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on Saturday, October 20th at 8 am. The Alma G. Davis Foundation is hosting the event to help educate and advocate against domestic abuse.

The Alma G. Davis Foundation’s mission is to “Educate, empower, and celebrate survivors of domestic violence and help them achieve economic and self-sufficiency.” The 5k run/1-mile walk event is encouraging all survivors to participate in the walk to help fulfill its mission to improve the lives of people who were victims of domestic and sexual abuse. Participants can either run or walk in the event as they pay respect and acknowledge the individuals affected by domestic violence.

Survivors from across the country will also have an opportunity to share their testimonial stories about the challenges they faced as witnesses or victims of domestic abuse.

The Walk A Mile in their Shoes 5K Run/1 Mile Walk kicks off on Saturday, October 20th at 8 am. The walk will take place at Park Tavern/Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail at 500 10th Street N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309. For more information, including online and on-site registration, go to Come, walk a mile with a survivor, and hear their compelling story on the trail. All proceeds for the walk will be raised for domestic violence programs offered through the foundation that support victims and statewide shelters.

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