‘Walk the Plank for CODA’ at Festival of the Sea

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CODA will hold its second annual 3K walk  in commemoration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month at Port Royal’s Festival of the Sea, October 15 at 12 p.m. Based on the incidents of women murdered by men, the Violence Policy Center recently ranked South Carolina number seven in the nation.  Attorney General Alan Wilson calls domestic violence South Carolina’s “number one crime issue.”
The theme of CODA’s first 3K Domestic Violence Awareness walk in 2010 was “Get Off the Bench and Into the Game” — an exhortation to community members to publicly demonstrate their commitment to ending domestic violence. This year, in keeping with the Festival of the Sea’s  pirate theme, participants are asked to leap out of their comfortable deck chairs,  collectively “Walk the Plank” and raise awareness of the domestic violence plaguing our community and state.
To see other free awareness events scheduled for CODA’s four-county service area, go to www.codalowcountry.org/events.
If you or anyone you know is a victim of domestic violence, call CODA for free and confidential services at 843-770-1070.