About 20 people every minute become victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the U.S., according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
In response to the rate of domestic violence in Fort Collins and in the country, Alpha Phi Gamma will host their second annual APhiG Strides Philanthropy to raise money for Crossroads Safe House.
The event invites participants to walk a mile at Jack Christiansen Memorial Track, in support of the prevention of domestic violence. Donations will be accepted to feed, clothe and support over 500 Fort Collins residents who are survivors.
The event is slated for Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants are asked to wear purple in support of domestic violence prevention.
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