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Women, children and men will come together tomorrow in support of Women’s Place of South Niagara.
The event hopes to help wipe out domestic violence. The annual fundraising walk, which is known as WAVE (Walk Against Violence Everyone), takes placeSat. Nov. 12, at the Seaway Mall in Welland.
Participants can dress up in beachwear for the walk, come in from the cold, walk 5 km and have a beach party.
By raising pledges and walking, you will be supporting the life-changing services provided by Serenity Place (Welland) and Nova House (Niagara Falls), two shelters which helps women and children to transition to lives free of abuse.
To participate in the walk, adult walkers must raise a minimum of $60, while youths must raise at least $20. All donations will go towards Serenity Place and Nova House.
During the 2015 year, Women’s Place housed 281 women and children in homes across Niagara Falls and Welland.
The organization receives about five calls a day from people seeking assistance with domestic violence. To sign up and to learn more about the walk, visit womensplacesn.org.