October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. My agency got a jump on the "festivities" by holding its annual awareness 3K walk/5K run on Sunday. The weather was beautiful.
The walkers and runners congregated inside a shelter at a local park for the opening festivities.
The turnout was great this year - 300 people pre-registered, and more people registered on the day of the event.
In the back of this picture you can see the Silent Witness Exhibit. The sihlouettes are memorials of some of the women and children from our community who have been killed by their abusers. Sadly, there are many more, but there simply wasn't room to set up the entire display.
The Timeless Band played "Yesterday Was Me" a song written in memory of two local victims. It was really moving.
Last week I received my invitation to Ravelry. Wow. What a blast! I didn't have time to get into it until the weekend. Everyone says Ravelry is a tremendous time-suck, and it is. But no one told me it requires "work." It took me 2 hours to set up my profile and post pics and info about some of my projects. It's fun, though. I've already received 2 welcome emails from people I don't know. (Hi Jennifer! Hi Linda!)
My Ravelry screen name is "thatsusan."