Monday, April 10, 2017

The Center for Prevention of Abuse hosts Sexual Assault Awareness Community Walk

The Center for Prevention of Abuse marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a community walk, Wednesday, April 12. Members of the community are welcome to gather at The Center, located at 720 Joan Court in Peoria, just before noon to walk in an effort to raise awareness of sexual assault/abuse. Several local groups will be participating in the walk including the Bradley University Police Department and local members of the military.

       1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime

       1 out of every 3 American men have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime

       Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted

       In seven out of 10 cases of rape, the victim knew the person who sexually assaulted them 

There will be a brief press conference to kick off the walk at noon. There are two course options, a half-mile walk and a two-mile walk. Participants are encouraged to wear teal, the color for Sexual Assault Awareness. Representatives from The Center for Prevention of Abuse will be available for interviews before and after the event. 

Who: The Center for Prevention of Abuse

What: Sexual Assault Awareness Month Community Walk

When: 12pm Wednesday April 12, 2017

Where: The walk leaves from The Center, located at 720 Joan Court, Peoria, IL 61614 

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