Everyday Heroes 5K Walk and Trail Run raises awareness against abuse

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Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, the local child advocacy and rape crisis center, in conjunction with the Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office, will host Everyday Heroes 5K Walk and Trail Run at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 10.  front of the Bluffton Police Department on Buckwalter Place.

The event will start and finish in front of the Bluffton Police Department, off of Buckwalter Parkway. Runners and walkers will follow the Buckwalter Greenway Trail that wraps around Buckwalter Place and cruises through pine forests and along lagoons. The trail will be well marked and volunteers with water will be located along the route. Palmetto Running Company will be directing the race and providing participants with professionally chipped timing.

Proceeds from the 5K will help Hope Haven of the Lowcountry continue to provide direct services to victims of child abuse and sexual assault.

“This race is an opportunity for our community to come together and help raise awareness of the pervasive issues of child abuse and sexual assault in our community, and to also directly impact a child’s life by helping to fund the healing process,” said Hope Haven Executive Director Shauw Chin Capps.

Hope Haven and the Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office believe that all people are everyday heroes when they work together as a community to keep children safe.

To register or for more information, visit www.hopehavenlc.org.