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Candlelight march and vigil to promote end to domestic violence set for Oct. 2

by Didi Chaney, Special to the Record-Courier

A candlelight march and vigil to promote an end to domestic violence in Douglas County through awareness, advocacy and action will be held Monday, Oct. 2.

Soroptimist International of Carson Valley wishes to invite the public to its third annual “Day of Unity” in conjunction with the Family Support Council of Douglas County.

The march will begin at the Lampe Park pavilion at 7 p.m. where candles will be provide and end at the Family Support Council parking lot on Waterloo Lane.

The keynote speaker will be Ian Hill, director of Corporate Alliances and chief evangelist for Sierra VisionLaunch. His dedication to the underprivileged, homeless and “at risk” students in Northern Nevada won him national recognition as “Humanitarian of the Year” by the National Counsel for Community and Justice, the Nevada School Counselors Association and the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission.

Hill is a dynamic speaker who will move and motive you to action in recognition of victims of domestic violence.

Additionally, a presentation to Judge Steven McMorris will be awarded for his work within the community furthering the rights of women and children for a safe home. A survivor of domestic abuse will provide insight into the cycle and how she broke away to begin a new life.

Refreshments will be served following the presentations, and T-shirts will be available commemorating the march and vigil for $10 each.

Soroptimist International of Carson Valley is part of a worldwide organization for women in management and professions working through service projects to advance human rights and status of women. For further information, call Debra Lang at 783-6626.