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5K river run supports efforts to create safe and healthy homes


WASHOE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE – The Washoe County District Attorney’s Office is a proud sponsor of the “Safe & Healthy Homes 5K River Run and Walk.” The event takes place Saturday, April 20, at 9 a.m. at Idlewild Park in Reno.

The Washoe County Domestic Violence Task Force promotes the event as one of its annual fundraisers to support community resources that are dedicated to preventing family violence and raising awareness. The 2013 event will benefit Safe Embrace, whose mission is recognizing the profound social and individual problems caused by family violence. They are dedicated to stopping the cycle of violence in families and provide intervention and prevention services to facilitate the opportunity for all people to live free from abuse.

The entry fee is $30 and a portion of the proceeds will go to Safe Embrace. Past participants and members of the Silver State Striders receive a $2 discount. There will be free food and entertainment from 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. This year includes a children’s fun run. Chip timing for the 5K race is provided by OrangeSKY Events, and the fun run is not timed.

Washoe County District Attorney Dick Gammick invites friends and supporters to come out and says the day provides an opportunity to gather information and raise awareness while having family fun.

Register online at http://onestoprace.com and search Safe & Healthy Homes 5K. For more information, contact the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office at 775-328-3522, or email [email protected]. Please include a phone number and an email address with all inquiries. For details about the day of the event email the Washoe County Domestic Violence Task Force at [email protected] or [email protected], or call 775-334-3837.

The mission of the Washoe County Domestic Violence Task Force is to work toward ending domestic violence in the Truckee Meadows by enhancing the response of primary service providers and by addressing the root causes of domestic abuse.

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