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NSU and Women in Distress Invite You to Take a Step to end Domestic Violence, Feb. 24


In an effort to support the fight against domestic violence, NSU is proud to host the 19th Annual Women In Distress SAFEWALK-RUN 5K Presented by Ultimate Software on Saturday, February 24, 2018.  Registration is now open for all walkers and runners, and their four-legged friends. Proceeds help support the free and confidential services provided to women, children and men at Women In Distress of Broward County (WID), the only nationally accredited, state-certified, full service domestic violence center serving Broward County. Proceeds from dog registrations support the new Women In Distress Pet Shelter opening this spring.

More than 500 community members (and their furry friends) will take to the pavement to raise awareness about domestic violence and help WID reach its goal of raising $150,000, which can provide 1,500 nights of safe shelter for adults and children affected by domestic violence. Registration begins at 7:30 am. The event will kick off with an invigorating  Zumba warm up at 8:30am, followed by a  timed race for runners and a more leisurely stroll for walkers, strollers and dogs (on leash) at 9:00am.

Come out and walk or run in honor of victims and survivors of domestic violence and be a voice for victims living in silence. Survivors will cheer on walkers and runners, as well as walk alongside supporters as we all celebrate the brave steps they have taken toward building new lives free of violence. February is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and information on domestic violence will be available for all participants.

A registration fee is required in order to participate. Adults (ages 18 and older) are $25, youth participants (ages 6-17) are $15 and dogs can walk for $10 (must be leashed with a registered adult or teen). Kids ages 5 and under are free. SAFEWALK participants will enjoy a complimentary breakfast, T-shirt, goodie bag and vendor giveaways (first come, first served). Kids can enjoy a variety of fun activities and everyone can visit local vendors within the Vendor Village.  Thank you to our sponsors, including Host Sponsor Nova Southeastern University, Presenting Sponsor Ultimate Software, Gold Sponsors JM Family Enterprises, Inc., SE Toyota and Thomas Family Foundation, Media Sponsor Cox Media Group, Memorial Healthcare System, SBA Communications, and In-Kind Sponsors Dunkin Donuts, Premier Produce and Power Crunch  for helping keep families safe.

Register now at Your registration fee will answer two calls for help on our 24-Hour Crisis Hotline (954.761.1133; TTY/TDD 954.527.5385).