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Walk & Roll Against Domestic Violence on Wednesday

(Press Release) — Community members are invited to join in the Walk & Roll Against Domestic Violence on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 in Upper MIHA.

Registration will start at 5 p.m. in the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation’s parking lot with the walk starting at 5:30 p.m. The first 100 individuals to register will also receive a free t-shirt.

The Northern Marianas Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence with the Family Violence Task Force also encourage Walk & Roll participants to create signs or banners to help spread awareness on domestic violence and/or to show support for victims and survivors.

October is nationally and locally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month or DVAM with this year’s theme for the CNMI being “Support. Encourage. Empower.”

Additional DVAM events are scheduled throughout October including the Day of Unity on Saturday, Oct. 20 and Purple Thursday on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. The CNMI’s Purple Thursday event will include the annual Men’s Walk & Roll Against Domestic Violence and the Candlelight Vigil for Domestic Violence Victims

For more information, contact the Northern Marianas Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence at 234-3878, or email info@endviolencenmi.org, and visit www.facebook.com/endviolencenmi

Also, if you or someone who you know is experiencing violence or abuse, call 911 for emergency assistance or call the 24 hour and confidential Victim Hotline at 234-5100.