Virtual Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence

The 2021 Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence will be held virtually Saturday, October 9. Participants are asked to join in and show their support by going for a walk in their own neighborhoods, local parks, and other outdoor areas throughout Columbia.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and for the 15th year, Mayor Steve Benjamin and Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine are hosting the annual walk, which will be taking place virtually this year due to the global pandemic. Participants are encouraged to walk alone or with their family members (households). If someone chooses to walk with a group or with friends, they are urged to wear a mask and practice social distancing. By joining in and walking in parks and neighborhoods within the community, participants will help in raising awareness about the abuse and violence that is taking place in our community. The first 500 people who register will have the opportunity to pick up a registration packet and gift as well as a yard sign to be displayed at their homes, showing their support in taking steps against domestic violence. 

All of the items in the registration packet will help citizens show their support for the walk.

There is no cost to participate, but registration is required at:  Participants can also search “Virtual Mayors Walk Against Domestic Violence” on the Eventbrite website to register. 

For more information, contact the Public Relations, Media and Marketing Department at [email protected] or (803)-545-3020.