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Domestic Violence Walk on October 21

Linda Perrault, Chair and Nina Kirby, Co-Chair of the Domestic Violence Committee want you to know WHY our club initiated a Domestic Violence Walk.   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. 

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. Our furry friends are welcome to join in on the walk. 

Our 3rd annual Domestic Violence walk will be held on Saturday, October 21st, 2023 at 10:00 AM at The North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex.  Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased at the event or from Destination North Myrtle Beach.

By your participation, you will help support those impacted by domestic violence in our area. 

See you at the “What a Difference a Mile Makes” Walk Event for Domestic Violence Victims on October 21st!

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