Walk against Violence Saturday

The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre and Purple Dragon Martial Arts are hosting the Second Annual Walk against Violence a 5K Walk-A-Thon, scheduled to take place on Saturday, 8 July, at 7am.

The start and finish of the walk will be at the entrance of Safe Haven Road off West Bay Road. The goal of this event is to gather the community together to show a new level of intolerance for violence. Don’t Stand for Violence, Walk Against It is the theme and the organisers are encouraging everyone to get involved, states a press release.

This is an event for the entire family. The route will take walkers from SafeHaven Road along West Bay road down the bypass and back to SafeHaven. This event will also serve as a fundraising event for the two organisers and proceeds will go towards furthering the anti violence community education programmes of the CICC and also assist students of Purple Dragon Martial Arts.

Participants can pre-register for the event at Purple Dragon Martial Arts in the World Gym Complex from today until Friday from 10am until 7pm or walkers can arrive on the event day at 6.30am to register.

Event registration is $15 for adults and $5 for children. The first 200 hundred adults and 100 children to register will receive a free commemorative T-shirt.

Purple Dragon Martial Arts is an organization that strives to create empowered youth through the teachings of martial arts and self-discipline. Part of the proceeds acquired from this event will go to provide assistance to students of Purple Dragon who can not afford to travel to attend overseas competitions.

The Cayman Island Crisis Centre is a charitable company and the country’s first shelter for battered women and their children. In operation since March 2003 the CICC offers a variety of in-shelter and community programmes, including a children’s programme, counselling and rehabilitative programmes, and a 24-hour crisis line (943-2422) which is available to all persons in the community.

For more information about the Walk Against Violence contact 946.1241 or 949.0366.

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