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This October, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Augusta University is shedding light on the impact of domestic violence by remembering the victims and survivors of abuse.

Honoring the victims and survivors of domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Augusta University is partnering with several local organizations to host a walk to remember the victims and survivors of abuse.

The annual event will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Summerville Teardrop on the university’s Summerville Campus with a community resource fair featuring speakers DeLisa Johnson, victims’ advocate coordinator of the Office of the Solicitor General, and Lt. Williams Adams of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. The SafeHomes Survivor’s Walk will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include testimonies from domestic violence survivors, information tables from local victim service providers and a candlelight walk to honor victims.

Attendees are asked to wear purple to show support of abuse victims.

This event is coordinated by the Augusta University Domestic Violence Awareness Month Committee with SafeHomes of Augusta Domestic Violence Center, Augusta Technical College and Paine College. For more information, email Dr. Allison Foley or call 706-737-1735.

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Danielle Harris is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-7511 or deharris1@augusta.edu.

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