Domestic Violence Awareness Month is coming up next month, and the Alton Police Department is hosting an event on Thursday, October 1 to draw attention to the issue.  At 5:30pm, crowds will gather at the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater for the city’s second annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk. 

Alton Police Public Information Officer Emily Hejna tells The Big Z you will wind up doing about a mile of downhill walking.

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Hejna says last year’s inaugural event drew about 200 walkers.  Proceeds raised go to support the Oasis Women’s Center.  The cost to participate is $10.  For more information, call 463-3502.


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