InterAct to Hold Diva Dash at Meredith on April 8

InterAct will host a “Diva Dash” at Meredith College on Thursday, April 8, 2010, as part of a month-long public awareness campaign to highlight the prevalence of sexual violence in our communities. April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The event is a College Awareness Campaign Kick-Off for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Kick-Off event, “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes” and “Diva Dash” will include male and female participants. The Diva Dash will feature a 50-yard sprint in high heels.

The top three winners will receive trophies and other prizes. A one-mile walk to symbolize walking in the shoes of a rape/sexual assault survivor will follow. The program will include speakers.

The event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the Meredith College campus, behind the Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center.

For more information, contact InterAct at (919) 828-7501.

About InterAct
InterAct is a private, nonprofit United Way agency that has provided safety, support, and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault since 1984. InterAct provides two 24-hour crisis lines, group and individual counseling, court and hospital advocacy, professional training, and a full curriculum of violence prevention in the Wake County Public Schools. InterAct also operates Wake County’s only confidential residential program for women and children fleeing domestic violence.

Date Submitted: 2010-04-07

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