Shatter the Silence
M-NC Park Police Fundraising Events for October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month to Benefit Prince George’s County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center
One in three women and one in four men are physically abused by an intimate partner in their lifetime. This equates to more than 10 million women and men in the U.S. alone. Every 20 minutes, someone in the U.S. is experiencing some form of physical abuse by their intimate partner. This means we need more awareness and assistance to combat domestic violence.
This October, Maryland-National Capital Park Police goes ‘purple’ for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). In the past two years, the Department of Parks and Recreation Park Police have raised and donated thousands of dollars to the Prince George’s County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center (DVSAC).
This year, M-NC Park Police, Prince George’s County Division, is recognizing DVAM with two “Shatter the Silence” events. A banquet and silent auction at the Prince George’s Ballroom on October 19 with live music and dinner by Kreative Kreations Catering. All donations and funds raised will go to DVSAC at the end of October. The 5K Walk/Run, co-hosted with the University of Maryland Capital Regional Health, is on Saturday, October 27 at Watkins Regional Park. To participate or volunteer, contact Lieutenant Vereen Barton, (240) 417-8149.
WHEN: Friday, October 19, 2018, from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
WHERE: Prince George's Ballroom, 2411 Pinebrook Avenue, Landover, MD 20785
COST: Tickets are $50 per person throughout September and $60 per person in October, here.
WHEN: Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
COST: FREE, registration required here.
In addition to the sponsored events, “Shatter the Silence” promotional items are available for purchase. If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt or making a donation, contact Lieutenant Vereen Barton, (240) 417-8149.
Source: M-NCPPC press release