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‘Survivors Run’ to end domestic violence and sexual assault

Inaugural event raises money for PEACE for Families
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PEACE for Families will host its first Survivors Run Saturday, May 21, in Roseville to honor those who have survived the trauma of domestic violence and sexual assault.

The 5K and 10K run will raise funds for PEACE for Families, which provides emergency shelter, counseling, education and other services to thousands of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault throughout Placer County each year.

Last year, the organization provided more than 6,000 safe bed nights to women and children who fled violence, and the shelter is once again close to capacity.

“Hosting a run like this is a first for us and we’re happy that people are already getting excited about it,” said PEACE Executive Director Michelle Coleman, in a press release. “The money raised from this inaugural run will help us continue our mission to end domestic violence and sexual assault in Placer County.”

The PEACE Survivors Run starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at Olympus Pointe Sculpture Park, 350 N. Sunrise Ave. in Roseville. Participants can register online or on the day of the event starting at 8 a.m.

For more information or to register, call Amanda Kodet at (530) 823-6224 or visit www.peaceforfamilies.org.

~ Staff report