Handbags 4 Peace Women's Violence Awareness 5k Run/Walk

5K

Event Date

Sat, Oct 18, 2014

Address

Philadelphia, PA

About This Activity

Last minute registrants will not receive a T-Shirt on site it will be mailed to you!

PLEASE NOTE ADDRESS CHANGE AS THERE IS CONTRUCTION GOING ON AT 907 N. FRONT STREET. NEW ADDRESS IS 1300 N. AMERICAN STREET.

Handbags 4 Peace = Women 4 Peace! 
There has been a recent spate of murders and attacks targeting women with in the city of Philadelphia. In response, a group of women have come together to promote a number of initiatives to make the city a safer and better place to live, particularly for women and children. 
The first stage of our awareness program was providing FREE self-defense classes to women/young girls in Philadelphia. In the last six months we have taught over 300 women/young girls life saving techniques.
The second stage of our awareness program is creating the Handbags 4 Peace Reward Fund. A reward is one of the most powerful motivators for anyone with pertinent information to come forward and assist an investigation. A reward may help in recovering a criminal of a crime against a woman. Someone with knowledge about the situation may be reluctant to come forward. Reasons for this reluctance are varied, but a reward may provide the incentive they need to overcome their reluctance. 
Handbags 4 Peace Reward Fund will be distributed to tips that lead to the arrest and prosecution of crime committed against a woman (murder, rape, serial robber).
Handbags 4 Peace powered by Black Girls Run will host our 1st Annual Women’s Violence Awareness Run/Walk to help generate funds for the reward fund.

Event details and schedule

SCHEDULE - Please give yourself enough time to register. PLEASE NOTE THAT ADDRESS HAS CHANGED DUE TO CONTRUCTION ON FRONT STREET THE NEW SITE WILL BE 1300 N. AMERICAN STREET.

7:00 AM Registration - **Registration tables will be at 1300 N. American Street as there is construction going on at Front STreet**

7:45 AM Warm Up with Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown

8:00 AM Start of Run

8:15 AM Start of Walk

PARKING

Street parking is available.

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