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Domestic Violence Walk October 15

Andi Treon and Judith Yannarelli, Co-Chairs of the Domestic Violence Committee want you to know WHY our club initiated a Domestic Violence Walk.  Because, South Carolina was sixth in the nation in 2021 with 57 homicides related to domestic violence. Statistics show that 2.15 women were murdered per 100,000 in South Carolina, an increase from the previous year of 1.18 killed per 100,000 women.

South Carolina tops the nation for domestic violence deaths and resources are at risk. There has been a steady increase in domestic violence deaths in South Carolin over the last decade. 18,740 emergency hotline calls were made to SCCADVASA member domestic violence organizations in FY 2015.  Thirteen organizations provided emergency shelter to 2,796 adults and children fleeing violence in their homes.

Domestic Violence is defined as the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner with their lifetime. 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men report having experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner during their lifetime.

Our club wants to help make a difference in our state, by helping those in our community who may be experiencing Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse, Child Abuse and Teen Dating Violence.

There will be local and state dignitaries, radio personalities, music, event tables with loads of information, food trucks, police and fire and more. A girl scout troop will be handing out purple ribbons to go on dog collars and filling water bowls for our furry friends that are welcome to join in on the walk. Great news, is the shelter being built in Horry County will be a pet-friendly shelter.

Our 2nd annual Domestic Violence walk will be held on Saturday, October 15th, 2022 at 9:30 AM at The North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex.  Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased at the event or from any NMBWC member.

By your participation, you will help support the effort to eradicate domestic violence in our area. 

See you at the “What a Difference a Mile Makes” Walk Event for Domestic Violence Victims on October 15th!

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