AWAP to host Walk Against Violence

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LEWISTON — The Abused Women’s Advocacy Project will hold the Walk to End Domestic Violence from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 8, at Simard-Payne Police Memorial Park. The purpose of the walk is not only to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence but to help raise money to provide services to victims of abuse in Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford Counties.

Participants raise money by collecting pledges and walking laps in the park and along the Riverwalk in Auburn. Refreshments will be provided and activities for children will be offered. There will be face painting, flowers for mothers and exhibits from partner agencies.

In 2009, the Abused Women’s Advocacy Project answered 2,952 crisis calls, provided more than 3,000 hours of advocacy to people experiencing abuse and provided emergency shelter for 121 people.

Participants can enter the walk as individuals or as teams. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are also welcome. Pledge forms and prize information can be found on the AWAP website at www.awap.org.

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For more information, contact Lana at 795-6744, ext. 14 or lwhittemore@awap.org.

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