The Women’s Center will hold its 14th annual SafeWalk virtually as a weekend-long event October 2nd - 4th, 2020. SafeWalk is the Women’s Center’s premier event to unite the community in our vision to end domestic violence and raise critical funds to support our free programs and services.
Individuals and teams are encouraged to walk, run or creatively move their way to a 4K and fundraise from the comfort of their own homes/communities. Choose a time that works with your schedule, hop on a treadmill, walk around your neighborhood or meet up with a group of friends at a large public space, wear your facemask (included with registration along with a race bib) and hashtag your photos to #safewalk. Participants are also asked to wear purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. People of all ages are encouraged to participate and create their own personal peer-to-peer fundraising page encouraging family and friends to sponsor them with a donation.
There will be a kickoff party beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 4th with the release of a SafeWalk 2020 video, featuring Pat Zachman, Women’s Center President & CEO, SafeWalk Co-Chairs Kathy Graham of Ridgefield and Vicki Taylor-Bloch of New Fairfield, local officials, Women’s Center education team members, and supporters, telling us why they walk. There will also be an online Zumba warm up with instructor Sarah Imarata.
The Women’s Center provides free and confidential services to prevent or lessen the trauma associated with domestic violence, sexual assault and other major life transitions to thousands of women, children and men annually. The programs of the Women’s Center are supported by state and local government, area United Way agencies and the people and businesses in the communities we serve including Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sherman, and Washington, CT.