UPDATE: We have moved Christian Care's 6th Annual Walk the Walk indoors to the Pepsico Recreational Center at 1025 30th Street, Rock Island. Please make this change to all press information if possible. Thank you.
Rock Island, IL - Christian Care is hosting its 6th annual Walk the Walk to 'de-feet' domestic violence! Walk with us to raise awareness about Domestic Violence! On Saturday, October 17th, Christian Care?together with Augustana College?will host our 6th annual Walk the Walk event to promote domestic violence awareness. The morning will start at 9:00 a.m. with registration and the Walk will begin at 10:00 a.m. The event will involve speakers, door prizes, a raffle, light refreshments and of course, the walk which will take place around the pond located within Augustana's beautiful campus. We will be meeting at the gazebo in front of Augustana College's Thomas Tredway Library, 3435 9-1/2 Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois. Parking will be available in Visitor Parking Lot E off of 7th Avenue and in Visitor Parking Lot A1 off of 38th Avenue. In case of bad weather, the event will be held in the Pepsico Recreational Center at 1025 30th Street, Rock Island, Illinois. The registration fee is a $10 donation for adult walkers. Students may walk for free with a valid student ID; their donations will be gratefully accepted. Participants will receive awareness materials and a purple ribbon to show their support. The event will provide participants with the opportunity to hear from survivors of domestic violence, ways they can help share awareness with others and the chance to take part in a purple balloon launch following the walk. All of the proceeds from the event will go to Christian Care's domestic violence shelter. The event is being sponsored by Diamonds on the Avenue, American Bank & Trust, Navarro Canoe Company and Hammar and Associates.
Christian Care is transforming the lives of homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison and the mentally ill. Their two facilities - a domestic violence shelter for abused women and their children and a rescue mission for homeless men - provide safe shelter, nutritious meals, clothing, counseling, referrals and guidance to those in need. Christian Care's services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the goal of nourishing the bodies, minds, hearts and souls of the men, women and children who come seeking a new way of life. Help Christian Care help others; donate now. Call Marilyn at 309-786-5734 for more information. If you know someone in need, call the Christian Care Crisis Hotline at any hour of the day or night at 309-786-2273.