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Over 1,000 People Walk to End Domestic Violence

5:38 PM, Oct 13, 2012   |    comments
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Over 1,000 people gathered at Finlay Park Saturday morning to participate in the 6th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence.

Mayor Steve Benjamin spoke to the crowd before the walk about the importance of ending domestic violence. 

Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine who serves as chairperson for the City of Columbia's Domestic Violence Task Force says, "Awareness and education are important tools in the campaign against domestic violence. The annual walk provides a forum for increasing awareness about agencies and resources available to help victims of domestic violence."

Over 2,500 dollars was raised and donated to Sistercare, a program designed to help battered women and their children.

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