DASH FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 5K SET FOR SUNDAY

A University of Alabama sorority will spend their Sunday morning at Denny Chimes running for a good cause.

The first annual Dash for Domestic Violence is happening Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. with all proceeds going to Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter.

Philanthropy Chair Lacey Beasley and her Alpha Chi Omega sisters are hoping for a good turnout this weekend.

“We have raised $10,000, with five days to go before the event,” Beasley said. “It’s on UA’s Family Weekend, so some of our girls are bringing their parents, too.”

One in four women is affected by domestic violence during their lifetimes.

“There are 400 girls in every sorority, so that leaves 100 girls impacted by domestic violence, on average,” Beasley said.

The 5K will begin with Sara Massey, president of Not On My Campus discussing her own experience with domestic violence. The event is open for all ages in the community to enjoy.

People wanting to attend can register here using the coupon code “WEEKOF” for $15 off the original price.

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