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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, 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. 

A special thank you to the NMBWC’s Club President, Debbie Ritter, the Vice President, Connie Holston, First Vice President, Connie Lawson, the NMBWC Board of Directors, the City of North Myrtle Beach and to our generous sponsors and our caring community.

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 2nd annual Domestic Violence walk will be held on Saturday, October 15th, 2022 at 10:00 AM at The North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex. 

This year NMBWC members, Judith Yannarelli and Andrea Treon, are co-chairs for the walk. Volunteers will be working in our community offering sponsorship opportunities to support this event. 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!