2017 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Activities

One in three American women has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. That’s more women than are affected by breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. Still, more than one-third of Americans have never discussed the issue.

Throughout the month of October, The Shelter for Abused Women & Children is raising public awareness to end domestic violence with a variety of events as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). In addition to taking part in these events, there are a number of other ways you can help raise awareness – click for list

Moe’s Corporate Run

Thursday, Oct. 5, 6:15 p.m., Moe’s (corner of US 41 and Immokalee Road) – Join this three-mile run/walk to benefit The Shelter.  All levels of runners and walkers are welcome. This race is not chip timed. CLICK HERE for more information.

Vino’s Picasso Domestic Violence Awareness FUNdraiser

Saturday, Oct. 7, 4-6 p.m., Vino’s Picasso, 2367 Vanderbilt Beach Road, #805 – Create a beautiful butterfly painting while supporting The Shelter’s efforts to prevent, protect and prevail over domestic violence. CLICK HERE  to see the painting you will create and to register for the class.

Purple Party Masquerade

Thursday, Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m., Cavo Lounge in the Mercato – Hosted by The Shelter’s NextGen group, this year’s party theme is “Masquerade, Unmasking Domestic Violence.” The evening attire will be purple, and attendees are encouraged to wear masks. There will be a prize for best mask, dancing and drawings for prizes. Tickets for the party are $65 and tickets for the drawings are $20 each/3 for $50/10 for $100 available at naplesshelter.org/purpleparty

The Shelter Purple Flash Mob

6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20, Second Cup at Mercato – Come join The Shelter’s flash mob as we dance to raise awareness of domestic violence. Learn the dance online at naplesshelter.org/flashmob2017 . Wear purple and meet up with us at the registration table in the common area outside Second Cup.

The Immokalee Peace Fair

Monday, Oct. 23, 3-6 p.m., Collier County Immokalee Sports Complex, 505 Escambia St. – The event is free and open to the public. Activities include a dove release, children’s games, a petting zoo, food, entertainment, and information booths hosted by partner agencies.

For more information about any of these activities, contact DVAM Chair Karen Harmon at 239.775.3862 or kharmon@naplesshelter.org