Run raises $30,000 for PEACE for Families

Organization assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault
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Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault made up many of the 160 participants at the inaugural PEACE Survivors Run May 21, which raised $30,000 for the nonprofit organization. The 5K-10K run, hosted by PEACE for Families, at Roseville’s Olympus Pointe Sculpture Park also celebrated these survivors. PEACE for Families provides emergency shelter, counseling, education and other services to thousands of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault throughout Placer County each year. “The run was a brand new effort for PEACE for Families, and it went so smoothly that it looked like we’d been hosting this event for years,” said Executive Director Michelle Coleman, in a press release. “I’d like to thank our sponsors, volunteers, participants and everyone who made this event possible. Their support demonstrates the commitment this community has to ending domestic violence and sexual assault.” Last year, PEACE provided more than 6,000 safe bed nights for women and children who were fleeing violence, and the shelter is once again close to capacity. ~ Staff report