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posted: 4/28/2014 12:29 PM

Walk/run to break cycle of domestic violence

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A Safe Place Invites is seeking participants for its second EmpoweRun 5K Run/Walk to help in the fight against domestic violence.

The event is Saturday, May 3, at Independence Grove in off Route 137, east of Milwaukee Avenue, near Libertyville.

Community support is essential to the fight against domestic violence and the success of A Safe Place's work. The group is asking people to join in putting together teams of family members, friends and co-workers for the second EmpoweRun 5K Run/Walk to help raise $100,000.

All proceeds from this event will go toward funding the programs and services of A Safe Place.

One in every four women has been affected by domestic violence. In 2013 alone, A Safe Place provided protective and life changing programs and services to more than 2,800 adult and child survivors of domestic violence.

The organization also provided education services in schools and in the community to more than 9,000 individuals in Lake County.

It is Lake County's only nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the services of victims of domestic abuse.

For more information or to register, visit or contact Amanda Thomas at (847) 731-7165, ext. 104, or

Founded in 1980, A Safe Place is the leading advocate for eliminating domestic violence in northern Illinois.

It provides emergency shelter; affordable transitional housing; a 24-hour help line, (847) 249-4450; court and nonlegal advocacy; individual, group, and children's counseling; family visitation services; batterer intervention services; and community outreach, prevention education, and professional training.

The service area includes Lake, McHenry, and northern Cook counties in Illinois.

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