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Women in Distress Invites Community to Help End Domestic Violence, Feb. 25

22In an effort to support the fight against domestic violence,  NSU is proud to host the 18th Annual Women In Distress SAFEWALK-RUN 5K presented by Ultimate Software on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus. Registration is 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, the only nationally accredited, state-certified, full service domestic violence center serving Broward County.

More than 1,000 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 a warm up, followed by 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 survivors of domestic violence and be a voice for victims living in silence.  Domestic violence survivors will be cheering on walkers and runners along the route and also walking alongside supporters celebrating the brave steps they’ve taken toward a new violence-free life. 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 and T-shirt. Kids can enjoy a variety of fun activities and everyone can visit local vendors within our 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, Memorial Healthcare, Media Sponsor Cox Media Group, and in-kind sponsor Premier Produce for helping keep families safe.

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