More than 1000 people from the the Greater Danbury area participated in the 10th Annual Women’s Center Annual SafeWalk today inside the Danbury Fair Mall. It was one of the largest turnouts in the history of Safe Walk, which raises much needed funds for the Women's Center.
For the third consecutive year, Ridgefield High School Football team members, together with their mothers, walked in solidarity (bedecked in uniforms) supporting the Women’s Center mission to end domestic violence.
The top fundraising team was Ridgefield's Team Walkie-Talkie, lead by Lori Berisford and Elaine Cox. Spearheading a fantastic campaign to raise funds was team member and Ridgefield resident, Alex Fischetti who was top fundraiser with $9,287. The team raised a total of $14,487.
Learn more about The Women's Center, become a voluteer or supporter here.
*Image courtesy of Lori Berisford.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Did you know?
One in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Children, elderly, and males are also victims of domestic violence.
60% of teens are in abusive relationships: 25% of that abuse is physical.
Connecticut averages 12 to 16 intimate partner homicides each year
-The Women's Center