Walk Benefits Center for Women, Children

Contact: Ralph Derickson

Photo of 9th annual Walk Against Child Abuse
A scene from 9th annual “Walk Against Child Abuse”

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Registration begins at 1 p.m. April 17 at the Johnson Center. The individual and team participation fee is $5. For further information, contact Lindsey Clem at (859) 257-2666.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 15, 2005) -- Students in the University of Kentucky College of Education and other student groups are organizing the 10th annual “Walk Against Child Abuse” at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at the Bernard Johnson Student Recreation Center on Complex Drive.

All the proceeds from the 3.5-mile walk will benefit the Center for Women, Children and Families at 530 N. Limestone in Lexington, said Dee Hill Koutsoukos, a graduate student in family studies in the UK College of Agriculture who is helping promote the walk.

Last year, the walk raised about $600 for the center, which helps children and families who have experienced physical, emotional and sexual abuse “get back on their feet,” Koutsoukos said. “These are children in crisis, and the center helps the children and their supporting family members develop survival and safety skills and to renew their lives.”

Students in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotions in the College of Education are major organizers and hosts for the walk, which starts at the Johnson Center, proceeds to University Drive and then on to Cooper Drive, through the UK/Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Arboretum on Cooper Drive, and then back to the Johnson Center.

Registration begins at 1 p.m. April 17 at the Johnson Center. The individual and team participation fee is $5. For further information, contact Lindsey Clem at (859) 257-2666.


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