6th Annual Mayor's Walk Against Domestic Violence October 13th | Community Spirit
The City of Columbia will host the 6th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence on Saturday, October 13 at Finlay Park (930 Laurel Street) at 9 a.m. This walk is FREE to the public. There will also be a FREE information fair before and after the walk with organizations such as Sistercare, SCCADVASA, Walgreens and the State Office of Victim Assistance.
The University of South Carolina’s dance team, the Carolina Girls, will kick off the morning’s events with a special performance and will lead the participants in a warm-up activity leading into the start of the walk.
Mayor Steve Benjamin, Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine and SCCADVASA Executive Director Pamela Jacobs will all speak during the opening ceremony at 9 a.m.
“Awareness and education are important tools in the campaign against domestic violence. The annual walk provides a forum for increasing awareness about agencies and resources available to help victims of domestic violence,” commented Councilwoman Devine. “We invite and encourage the entire community to become our partners and join us for the walk.” Councilwoman Devine serves as chairperson of the City of Columbia’s Domestic Violence Task Force.
Registration is still open. Please register with the Public Relations Department at email@example.com or 803-545-3020. Late registration will take place the morning of the walk at 8 a.m. Registration forms can be found at www.columbiasc.net.