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Walk for Awareness held Sept. 6 at Appalachian

BOONE—Walk for Awareness, the annual anti-violence and safety awareness walk at Appalachian, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 6, beginning at 9 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Solarium due to the area’s inclement weather. The a cappella group Ear Candy will perform at 8:45 p.m. The keynote speaker for the event will be Mountaineer Baseball Coach Chris Pollard. Other speakers are Dean of Students J.J. Brown, Karen Bibb from OASIS, Lauren Estes and Glenn Steadman from the Student Government Association, and Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock. The Gospel Choir also will perform. The video “Why Walk? A Survivor’s Story” will be shown prior to the Walk for Awareness beginning at 8 p.m. Belk Library and Information Commons Room 114.

Now in its 22 year, the Walk for Awareness began in 1989 following the abduction and murder of a university employee. It serves as a reminder to campus and community members alike of the importance of personal safety. It also commemorates lives lost to violence, supports victims and survivors of violence, and serves as a collective moment of empowerment.

Walk for Awareness is being held in conjunction with Appalachian’s Safety Day on Sept. 7 which will include information tables on Sanford Mall that will offer relationship, personal and psychological, public and food safety information. Visit www.news.appstate.edu/2011/08/23/safetyappstate/ for more details.

The Walk for Awareness is sponsored by Appalachian’s Office of the Dean of Students Office, Multicultural Student Development, Counseling and Psychological Services and Women’s Center, and the Appalachian Parents Association and University Highlands.

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