CHRISTIAN CARE SPONSORS WALK THE WALK to De “Feet” Domestic Violence Print
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Written by Rebecca Wheeler   
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 23:17

For well over two years, Christian Care’s Domestic Violence Shelter has been operating at full capacity and maintaining a waiting list for those who cannot immediately be admitted. In response to the pervasiveness of domestic violence in the Quad Cities and in order to offset some of the expenses that result from this unrelenting need, Christian Care is hosting its second annual walk to end domestic violence.

Christian Care’s Walk the Walk to De “feet” Domestic Violence will take place onSaturday, August 6 at 10:00 AM, in Sunset Park in Rock Island. This free walk is a leisurely, non-competitive stroll through a beautiful section of the park. Its purpose is to show that domestic violence will not be tolerated in our community. Immediately following the walk, pork chop sandwiches, hot dogs, and homemade baked goods will be for sale. Adults and children will enjoy a variety of activities, including live music, presentations by domestic violence survivors, a professional self-defense demonstration, a magician, a cake walk, face painting, bean bag toss, trivia competitions and much more! Attendees will be able to bid on many silent auction items, luxuriate at one of the chair massage stations and purchase special event T-shirts, DV awareness ribbons, and survivor-made jewelry.

Domestic violence is a widespread problem, touching one in every three women and impacting the lives of their family and friends, as well. Christian Care invites community members to walk beside them as they support domestic violence survivors and work to break the cycle of violence in the future. Contributions to Christian Care can be mailed to PO Box 4176, Rock Island, Illinois 61204. For further information about this event, ways to help, or to find out more about domestic violence, call (309) 788-2273.

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