April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and the CARE Program is planning a 5K Run/Walk to raise awareness of sexual assault in Lincoln County and to help encourage our community to break the silence and start talking about it. The 1st Annual SAAM 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, April 20th at the Siletz Valley Charter School football field, with the race starting at 9am. The event is open to all ages and abilities, and dogs are be invited to participate as well.
Registration is $20 for ages 13 and over, and $18 for children 12 and under. All participants that register by March 29th receive a 1st Annual SAAM 5K t-shirt, as well as a goody bag. All dogs receive a free bandana if they walk with a registered participant!
Prizes will be given to the top overall male and female finishers and master’s male/female, as well as awards for the top finishers in each age group.
Following the 5K there will be an Earth Day Fair from 10am to 1pm with local programs, music, food, crafts and a silent auction. Everyone is invited to the Earth Day Fair.
All proceeds from the 5K Run/Walk and silent auction will go directly to services benefiting victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking throughout Lincoln County.
Several volunteers are needed to help make this event run smoothly see our Facebook page at
http://www.facebook.com/SiletzCAREProgram or by clicking here.