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