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Walk of Faith DC

Organized by: Aretha Brown Lee

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EVENT DATE Oct 10, 2015

THE STORY:

2nd Annual Walk of Faith October 10, 2015 Martin Luther King Memorial 1964 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20024 8 am until 12 pm noon Welcome to the Walk of Faith, our signature fundraising event for June, Inc. The Walk of Faith is a community event that supports those dealing with domestic violence. Statics show that nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. This equates to more than 10 million women and men. The Walk of Faith event represents the domestic violence movement— empowering victims and aggressors to speak up, get up (get help), and get out! One Morning, One Mile, One Community. Breaking the silence. Why We Walk Anonymous – I broke my silence against domestic violence because I knew that someone would be able to help me gain the needed assistance. But most importantly, I knew there had to be a better way to live. 8/2014. Funds raised from the Walk supports June, Inc. programming including support groups, outreach, the most up to date online information, public awareness, and advocacy efforts to ensure information is available to all! The name "Walk of Faith" embodies the emotion that most people dealing with domestic violence need to feel. The Walk of Faith is an event that represents the domestic violence movement. Other facts: ● On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide ● 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in their lifetime ● 9.3 million women and 5.1 million men in the United States have been stalked in their lifetime. 60.8% of female stalking victims and 43.5% men reported being stalked by a current or former intimate partner ● 72% of all murder-suicides involve an intimate partner; 94% of the victims of these murder suicides are female ● 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence ● Between 21-60% of victims of intimate partner violence lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from the abuse ● Studies suggest that there is a relationship between intimate partner violence and depression and suicidal behavior

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Aretha Brown Lee

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