FLORENCE, AZ (September 19th, 2023) – The public is encouraged to attend a community trail walk and family day in order to unite in solidarity for victims ahead of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The 2nd Annual Pinal County Domestic Violence Awareness Walk & Family Day will take place on Saturday, September 30th in Apache Junction.
This event will feature a 5k trail walk, as well as resource booths, games, speakers and other activities. This family-friendly event is designed to bring awareness to the impacts and prevalence of domestic violence, as Domestic Violence Awareness Month takes place in October.
“This event is designed to shine a light on the impact Domestic Violence has on our community,” said County Attorney Kent Volkmer. “We need to stand together as a community to say enough is enough.”
The Pinal County Attorney’s Office is partnering with A New Leaf and the Apache Junction Police Department for the event.
What: Domestic Violence Awareness 5k Trail Walk & Family Day
When: Saturday, September 30th, 2023 from 7:00am – 11:00am
Where: Prospector Park (3015 N. Idaho Road, Apache Junction)
This event is open to the public. While it is free to register and attend, a $30 donation provides event swag and goes to support local domestic violence programs.
“I’m asking everyone to come out, show their support for victims, and enjoy a morning coming together as a community to raise awareness of this important issue,” Volkmer said.
In 2022, the Pinal County Attorney’s Office, Victim Services Division provided services to more than 2,265 victims of domestic violence.
Those who are interested in registering for the event can do so at TurnaNewLeaf.Org/DVAW2023. A flyer with additional details has also been attached.
2023 Pinal County Domestic Violence Awareness Walk Sponsorship Packet (2)