Local domestic violence shelters host virtual fundraisers

Domestic Violence Awareness

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HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — As October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, local shelters across Hampton Roads are hosting virtual fundraisers to help Break the Cycle” of domestic violence.

Here’s what we know so far:

Williamsburg and James City County
Avalon Center
Thursday, Oct. 1, through Saturday, Oct. 31
Volksmarch & Ride – Participants are invited to walk, ride, or run nine miles during the month of October. 
Registration – $25
avaloncenter.org

Hampton and the Peninsula 
Transitions Family Violence Services
Monday, Oct 26, through Friday, Oct. 30
“RWR” – Virtual run, walk, roll 5k to end violence.
Registration – $30
runsignup.com/runwalkroll

Portsmouth and Chesapeake 
Her Shelter
Thursday, Oct. 1, through Saturday, Oct. 31
Love Shouldn’t Hurt 20 Mile Challenge – Pick the start time, route, how far you want to go and how you want to move.  
Registration – $25
hershelter.com

10 On Your Side is committed to “Break the Cycle” of domestic violence. Every Wednesday in October 2020, we tell the stories of domestic violence survivors and victims.


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