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For Immediate Release
May 5, 2014

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John Follaco
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Brockport Students to Raise Awareness Against Relationship Violence

2nd annual Purple Run 4(K) Change to take place on Brockport campus

BROCKPORT, NY—Students at The College at Brockport, State University of New York will raise awareness against domestic violence by participating in the second annual Purple Run 4(K) Change. At 5 pm on May 8 a group of students will participate in a 4K “color run” beginning on the Brockport Campus Mall to inspire hope while raising awareness of domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking prevention.

Caitlin Powalski, coordinator of Prevention and Outreach Services at Brockport, hopes to see the race receive as much support as its inaugural effort a year ago, when the race attracted nearly 300 students, faculty and staff.

“In the United States, one in every four women will experience domestic violence at some point within her lifetime and every two minutes, someone is sexually assaulted,” Powalski said, “If we are able to talk about it and have our campus be aware of it, then we build a culture of friends that are looking out for each other and helping to create a safer and healthier campus community.”

Participants will have access to purple hair dye, body and face paint before the run and during the event to show support for victims of domestic violence. Additionally, there will be a ceremonial moment of silence for all victims of domestic violence.

The College at Brockport, State University of New York
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