Walk Will Bring Awareness to Domestic Violence

Walk Will Bring Awareness to Domestic Violence

The Southfield City Centre Trail will be the venue for the 2020 Walk to Bring Awareness of Domestic Violence to be held on October 4.

Sponsored by 411 Therapy, the event is a collaborative effort of The City of Southfield, Southfield Police and Fire Departments, the 46th District Court, Haven Oakland, the Southfield Domestic Violence Group and the Dr. Martin Luther King Task Force.

“We don’t have a lot of serious crime here in Southfield, and that’s a great thing. But sadly, domestic violence is almost an everyday occurrence,” says Kenson Siver, Mayor of the City of Southfield. “We are stepping up to respond to the incidence of domestic violence in the City of Southfield. Unfortunately, it’s the No.1 police run in the city.”

To reduce the number of participants at any one time, the event will be held in two shifts, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 to 4 p.m. The approximately 2.5 mile walk will begin and end on the front lawn of the Southfield Municipal Campus in the Southfield City Centre.

Participants must register prior to the event at the walk website: http://walktoraiseawarenessofdv.qmigroupinc.com/.

To highlight the City of Southfield’s new strategy to address and reduce domestic violence and its impact on families and individuals in Southfield, the event will begin with a press conference prior to both shifts of the walk.

The extra-wide shared use pathway provides strategically placed benches and trash receptacles, public art installations and other pedestrian-friendly amenities, making it the ideal venue for walkers of all abilities.

Learn more about the event and register at http://walktoraiseawarenessofdv.qmigroupinc.com/.