September 29, 2010 – Dover, DE – Witney’s Lights is proud to announce that Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. General President Herman “Skip” Mason, Jr. will be the Honorary Chairman of the 2nd Annual Statewide 5K Walk/Run - Walk to End Domestic Violence on October 9, 2010.
As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, participants will have the option to walk or run to raise much needed funds and awareness for the domestic violence cause. The Witney’s Lights Walk to End Domestic Violence is a family-friendly event for all ages and will take place at beautiful Silver Lake Park in Dover. Registration begins at 8 am. The 5K Walk/Run starts at 9:30 am, followed by the awards ceremony at 11 am. There is no registration fee, however, each participant is asked to raise at least $25 in pledges. Those who raise $100 or more will receive an official "Walk to End Domestic Violence 2010" T-shirt. Vendor opportunity is available for $50. Participants can register online at http://www.witneyslights.com/
The need for this event is seen in the staggering domestic violence statistics. In the U.S., every nine seconds a woman is beaten or abused. The goal of the Walk to End Domestic Violence is to draw attention to this difficult issue and work towards changing the conversation of domestic violence for all victims and their families. Funds raised will aid Witney’s Lights in its effort to promote unity as well as to educate people about the cause of ending domestic violence through awareness and prevention.
“I am so pleased that President Mason has agreed to be the Honorary Chairman of this year’s 5K Walk/Run because it sends a powerful message that men are invested in stopping domestic violence. It is critically important that men are included in the conversation about domestic violence. We hope the presence of President Mason, the members of Alpha Phi Alpha and the other men will increase men’s involvement in preventing domestic violence,” stated Mrs. Lucas.
Witney's Lights is named after the late Dr. Witney Holland Rose, sister of Founder Quincy Lucas and a University of Maryland Psychiatrist who was murdered in 2003 by her ex-boyfriend. Witney’s Lights is a grassroots non-profit organization committed to eliminating domestic violence through awareness, education, prevention, advocacy, and a commitment to advancing the initiatives laid out in the landmark, Violence Against Women Act of 1994.
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About Witney's Lights: Witney's Lights is named after the late Dr. Witney Holland Rose a University of Maryland Psychiatrist who was murdered in 2003 by her ex-boyfriend. Witney’s Lights is a grassroots non-profit organization committed to eliminating domestic violence through awareness, education, prevention, advocacy, and a commitment to advancing the initiatives laid out in the landmark, Violence Against Women Act of 1994. Our programs include: Witney's Lights Youth Ambassador Program, W.I.T. Kits (teen dating violence prevention kit), College and University Awareness tour, Training and workshops, Annual Domestic Violence Awareness 5K Walk/Run, "State of Domestic Violence" Symposium.