PSU Hosts Fundraiser to Help Prevent Rape, Sexual Assault and Violence

March 25th, 2008 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-Dozens of people are expected to participate in a fund raising march, Saturday, April 5, in Plymouth to raise awareness about violence against women and raise money for a local rape crisis center.

“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: A March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence” is a one-mile march around downtown Plymouth and the campus of PSU. There is no registration fee to participate, though marchers can donate to the cause and purchase t-shirts. The march is sponsored by the Plymouth State University Police Department and the Sexuality, Anti-Violence Gender Equity (SAGE) Center in conjunction with the Counselor Education Program.

Plymouth State University Police Department investigator Jennifer Frank said the event should make an impact in the community.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for the University and the town to stand up together against violence against women,” said Frank. “We have seen some amazing support from the community combined with a tremendous outpouring of marchers from various organizations, including PSU’s Greek life and Athletics.”

Registration forms are available from the PSU Police Department at 535-2330, and the SAGE Center, at 535-2387, same-day registrants can sign up beginning at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Hartman Union Building. The march begins at 10:30 a.m. with the in-town route starting and ending on High Street. In addition to the march, the event includes information booths, relay races and prizes, counselor education and a panel presentation from 1-4 p.m. in the Newfound Room at Prospect Dining Hall. More information is available online at:www.walkamileinhershoes.org

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or Bruce Lyndes

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