FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jeffrey Ahren
Phone: (239) 298-8130
Email: [email protected]
LEGAL AID’S 3RD ANNUAL ‘TAKE A STAND AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE’ 5K RUN/WALK – OCTOBER 23 AT SUGDEN PARK
Naples, FL – Legal Aid Service of Collier County (‘Legal Aid’) is conducting its 3rd Annual ‘Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence 5K Run/Walk’ on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Sugden Park in Naples beginning at 8:00 a.m. The founder of the race, Tina Nash, is a domestic violence survivor who started the event to spread awareness about the resources available through Legal Aid to those at-risk and to raise funds for the projects operating within Legal Aid that serve hundreds of victims of domestic violence and abused children annually.
Legal Aid is a Division of Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc., a 501 c 3 non-profit corporation. Legal Aid has served thousands of residents of Collier County with free services on civil legal matters of life-changing significance since 2004. All proceeds raised from the event benefit Legal Aid and the programs it operates to assist domestic violence survivors and children at-risk of harm or abuse.
The cost to participate in the race is $25 for adults and $10 for children under age 18. This is a family-friendly and inclusive event open to everyone in the public who wants to run or walk in the race to ‘stand’ with Legal Aid as we support and demonstrate solidarity with domestic violence survivors during ‘Domestic Violence Awareness Month’ this October.
To register, visit https://www.collierlegalaid.org/legal-aid-5k-run or call (239) 298-8138 for more information.
“We are humbled and so proud to be a part of this great event founded by Tina Nash, who has the courage to share her story of abuse on a very public platform in an effort to bring others to safety and the chance for a new life free from abuse through our free legal services,” states Jeffrey Ahren, Legal Aid’s Director of Development. “Legal Aid is also grateful to all of our generous sponsors, volunteers, and everyone who has signed up to run or walk. We know that so many people’s lives have been impacted by domestic violence, and we hope that everyone who cares deeply about this cause joins us on Saturday at Sugden Park as we take a stand against domestic violence and offer real and tangible help for those in need.”
Legal Aid Service of Collier County is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide high quality, free legal advice, representation and education to the residents of Collier County, according to need, so as to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life for the entire community. Legal Aid annually assists approximately 2,500 Collier County residents in need with free civil legal services. The vulnerable populations we serve include domestic violence survivors, children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned, seniors, Veterans, disabled individuals, children with special educational needs, human trafficking victims, at risk immigrants, micro-enterprises and those seeking to start a small business, families facing eviction or foreclosure, struggling working families facing debts and credit or collection matters, victims of crimes, and those seeking benefits to meet basic needs. To learn more visit www.collierlegalaid.org . Those in need of assistance call (239) 775-4555.