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What a Difference a Mile Makes LogoIn July of 2021 the GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club and its Domestic Violence Committee were brainstorming about how to raise funds for their Domestic Violence Victims Fund.  Board Member and Vice President Connie Lawson suggested we have a Walk Event for Domestic Violence Victims Needs in our community.

Linda George Sweatt and Bonnie Obrien, our first Chairperson and Co-Chair of the Domestic Violence Committee, set about to create a walk event on October 16th, 2021. 

The committee, board members, volunteers and the North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club presented the first “What a Difference a Mile Makes” walk, an event for domestic violence victims. The event was held at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex with many local sponsors from the North Myrtle Beach Community participating.

The committee coordinated local politicians, speakers, celebrity DJ’s, the police and fire department, food trucks, entertainment and cartoon characters to participate at the event. There was also a complimentary drawing of beautiful baskets and gorgeous purple pumpkins, and in addition, a photo booth. Activities were provided for the kids and pets were welcomed. 

The walk was a huge success for its first year and exceeded all expectations. Over 100 walkers and 30 local sponsors participated in the event. 

Monies raised for this event support the needs (food, gas, supplies, counseling, etc.) for victims of domestic violence. Funding also supports education and awareness of domestic violence in the NMB community and surrounding areas.  

Our 3rd annual Domestic Violence walk will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 10:00 AM at The North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex. Tickets are $20 (kids under 12 are free) and can be purchased at Destination North Myrtle Beach, 1521 Hwy 17 S in North Myrtle Beach, and at the event. Dogs are welcome!

This year NMBWC members, Linda Perrault and Nina Kirby will co-chair the walk. Volunteers will be working in our community offering sponsorship opportunities to support this event. By your participation, you will help support those impacted by domestic violence in our area. 

If you would like to be a sponsor or vendor, please contact us.

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