FARMINGTON — Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services has cancelled its Teal Ribbon Run/Walk 5k scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21.
The event had been rescheduled from its original date of Sept. 9, and the agency had made attempts to avoid conflicting with any other community event.
After the rescheduled date was announced, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services learned that a 5k was being held at the same time to benefit Fit Girls of Wilton. That program is a running and reading program for girls in grades four, five and six to encourage growth, self-esteem and confidence.
“Out of respect for Fit Girls of Wilton, the board and staff of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services have decided to cancel our Teal Ribbon Run, which was inadvertently scheduled for the same date and time. We encourage anyone who was planning on participating in our Teal Ribbon Run to sign up for the Fit Girls 5k to support this valuable organization and its work with girls,” said Marty McIntyre, executive director of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services, said
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services will be scheduling its Teal Ribbon Run/Walk sometime in 2018.