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Good Works: Events put focus on domestic violence awareness

Racers in the SueB Memorial 5K Walk/Run set off Oct. 6 to raise money for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. Photo courtesy of WCA.

Racers in the SueB Memorial 5K Walk/Run set off Oct. 6 to raise money for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. Photo courtesy of WCA.

The Women and Children’s Alliance held various events throughout the valley to raise awareness during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. These included The Power of One Breakfast, held on Oct 4, which partnered the WCA with the Ada County Paramedics Association. The breakfast, sponsored by Saint Alphonsus Health System, was attended by about 60 people from the community, the WCA, and personnel from area police, fire, sheriff, and paramedics organizations.

Guru Donuts offered 166 “Huckleberry Heart” donuts for at the Farmer’s market on Oct. 5 in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and raised funds for the programs offered by the WCA.

The SueB Memorial 5K Walk/Run was held on Oct. 6 with close to 300 participants and 100 volunteers and spectators. The walk/run raised money for the SueB Memorial Endowment Fund at the WCA. Sponsors of the walk/run include Blue Circle Sports,  Bronco Motors,  Cold Chain, D.A. Davidson & Co., Dr. Bill and Cindy Lindner, Dr. John & Nancy Werdel,Dr. Mike and Lisa Curtin, Drs. Cristin and Paul Slater, Drs. Kevin Shea & Lonnie Shumpsky, Eide Bailly, Frank & Marjory Sente, Givens Pursley LLP, Hawley Troxell Ennis Hawley, Idaho Independent Bank, Idaho Power, Max Giving, MaxGiving, Micron Foundation, Northwest Bank, Pacific Source, Powerbar, Propel Communications, Richter Stuart & Todeshi P.A., Shu’s Idaho Running Company, St. Alphonsus Foundation, St. Lukes, Sterling Landscape, Stoel Rives, The Stadler Family, Whittaker & Associates

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