Walk Against Violence sendoff
By Anne Nicolai
More than 100 supporters of CASA violence prevention programs will gather outside the Parroquia at 5am on Friday, January 24, to begin the 11th Annual San Miguel Walk Against Domestic Violence, raising funds and demonstrating solidarity with women and children who suffer intrafamiliar abuse.
11th Annual San Miguel Walk Against Domestic Violence Sendoff Event
Thu, Jan 23, 3-5pm
Los Milagros Restaurant
Donation 50 pesos or more includes one cocktail and raffle ticket
Call Trish Snyder at 415-121-0612 to make a contribution if you cannot attend
(Spanish: Dulce Ortiz, tel 154-6060)
To give the group a proper sendoff and to welcome contributions, the planning committee will host a cocktail reception from 3 to 5pm Thursday, January 23, at Los Milagros Restaurant (Reloj 17). Donations of 50 pesos or more include a complimentary cocktail and snacks, plus an entry in the drawing for door prizes including gift certificates for San Miguel stores and restaurants, baked goods, free Spanish lessons, tours of the city and more.
Three former victims of domestic violence in San Miguel will tell their inspiring stories, translated into English by CASA volunteer Reina Baez, a marriage and family therapist. Please come and support their bravery in stepping out—it’s not an easy thing to do!
The sendoff event provides an opportunity for community members to learn more about CASA violence prevention programs and to meet former victims who received medical help, legal services, psychological counseling, and other help from CASA to end the violence in their families. For more information, visit www.empowercasa.org.
If you would like to join the January 24 Walk, you can sign up at the sendoff event with a contribution of US$50 or more. If you would rather not get up early and walk, you can sponsor a walker with a contribution of US$50 or more. Contributions welcomed in cash, by check or via PayPal, in pesos or USD/CAD.
The Walk is the primary fundraising activity for CASA pre-violencia programs. So far about two-thirds of the US$35,000 annual budget has been raised.