Help the Alma G. Davis Foundation raise awareness for Domestic Violence in their 4th annual “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes,” 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on Sat, October 21 at 8am. Participants from across the country will come together to advocate against domestic violence and have the option to run or walk in honor or memory of someone affected by domestic violence. Those who choose to walk will be paired with a survivor who will share their personal story. The walk raises money for domestic violence programs offered through the foundation that support victims and statewide shelters. Walk registration and warm-up begins at Park Tavern at Piedmont Park and will continue along Atlanta’s Beltline’s Eastside Trail.
“According to the Georgia Commission on Family Violence, Georgia ranks 9th in the nation for its rate of domestic violence crimes,” says foundation founder, Alma G. Davis. “With only 5% of domestic violence cases being reported, we want to bring national awareness to these issues and the effects on our communities. We also want to offer those affected by domestic abuse, encouragement, hope, and the tools they need to rebuild their lives. The walk’s goal is to empower them by offering an ear to hear their stories and to let them know they are not alone.”
All participants are welcome and volunteer opportunities are available. Online pre-registration costs $25 per person and $100 for a team of five and on-site registration begins at 7 a.m. The race will begin promptly at 8 a.m. and conclude with a celebration and awards ceremony.
For those who cannot participate, or who’d like to raise money all month long, please donate through our partner organization, The Allstate Purple Purse Challenge, or sign up as a virtual participant and walk/run where you live. All proceeds will go to the Alma G. Davis Foundation.
Sponsors for the event include Park Tavern and the Cochran Firm.
About the Alma G. Davis Foundation
Headquartered in Atlanta, The Alma G. Davis Foundation was founded in 2005 with a mission to educate, empower and celebrate survivors of domestic violence and help them achieve economic and self-sufficiency. The long-term vision is to aid in the eradication of domestic violence worldwide while educating the public about its effects.
The foundation works with individual victims of domestic violence and provides support to domestic violence shelters to help survivors move toward economic and self-sufficiency. The foundation has served thousands of survivors across the U.S, by providing training in pre-employment and work maturity skills (such as resume writing, interviewing, hygiene and grooming), financial literacy, job placement, and social services (such as advocacy, counseling, legal assistance, safety planning, etc.).