Y walk – Big Island
The YWCA of Hawaii Island invites men and women of all ages to take part in its 2011 whY-Walk — 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in downtown Hilo and in downtown Kailua-Kona. Fliers and Pledge sheets below. Excerpts from the article:
Men will take the lead in the walk, which is subtitled the “March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Family Violence in our Big Island Communities.”
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Marching in heels and leading walkers in Hilo will be Mayor Billy Kenoi, Police Chief Harry Kubojiri, Fire Chief Darren Rosario, Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Iboshi and Civil Defense Director Quince Mento,
“We are honored to have the support of Mayor Kenoi, and his administration in leading this one mile march to protest rape, sexual assault and family violence on the Big Island,” said event Chairwomen Monica Adams and Karen Teshima.
“We invite families, businesses, teens, civic and church groups to form teams to show their support for stopping rape and sexual violence and to help raise funds for YWCA community programs.”
In the spirit of Halloween, coordinators will hold contests for best costumes and the most outrageously decorated shoes.
Proceeds from the whY-Walk will benefit YWCA of Hawaiıi Island programs, including Sexual Assault Support Services, Teen Court, Healthy Start, Enhanced Healthy Start, Preschool and Aquatics. For more information contact Andy Kahili, community relations events officer, at 961-3877, ext.127, or email:firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.ywcahawaiiisland.org to download brochures and pledge forms.