For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Willow seeks 5K participants in all 50 states

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John Connolly, board president for The Willow Domestic Violence Shelter, participates in The Willow's "Stronger Today" 5K.

The Willow Domestic Violence Center is expanding its 5K fundraiser this year and attempting to get participants from all 50 states. So far, it has only half.

The “Stronger Today 5K” is one of The Willow’s virtual events during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Participants can “run, walk, roll or stroll” their way to a 5K during the month of October; it doesn’t all have to be completed in one day.

But with October coming to an end on Saturday, The Willow is hoping it can complete its goal of having participants in all 50 states. A map of which states still need participants is available on The Willow’s website.

Sign-up for the 5K can be completed online via and requires a $40 donation to The Willow. That donation will also get participants a T-shirt. The first 150 people to sign up will get a medal. While The Willow would love nationwide participation, it also encourages locals to participate in the 5K and support the shelter.


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