Since 2001, April has been nationally declared as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In partnership with My Sisters’ Place, the Siletz CARE program is hosting an event to raise awareness for this cause and stop backwards thinking.
We will be holding a free, family fun event where we will have our participants walk a 1/4 mile backwards. We encourage supporters of all ages to come and participate. The sexual assault awareness ribbon color is teal so we would like to see our participants wear teal to show their support. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 11 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. There will be balloons for the kids. We will also be giving out prizes for the most creative teal outfits.The first 20 people to sign up will receive a gift bag.
The Siletz CARE Program works to end domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking in our community. We provide advocacy services to victims as well as working with the community to raise awareness through a variety of events and activities. We also work to educate youth on healthy relationships and violence prevention as well as provide training to professionals and community members.
CARE works closely with My Sisters’ Place, a private, non-profit which works to comprehensively support those affected by interpersonal violence in Lincoln County by providing shelter, practical assistance, promoting community awareness and actively working to change the community norms around violence.
Siletz CARE & My Sisters’ Place present: Stop Backwards Thinking Fun Run,
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 2pm-4pm at Yaquina View School.