Top 15 of 2015
Highlight #12-Awareness & Outreach
Awareness events and activities are some of the most important things we do at NWAWS. We want to make sure that the community knows that we exist and also how to seek services or get involved with our programs if they are interested.
In 2015, we participated in more than 130 different community presentations, booths, and trainings reaching over 7,500 people in Northwest Arkansas. In addition, we were also featured in the media at least 122 times last year for an estimated reach of 195,000!
Perhaps one of the most fun things we did last year was Champions in Heels—a men’s relay race (in high heels) to raise awareness about domestic violence in our community. This was our second year doing the Champions event and our runners and attendees had a blast. Sara Lilygren, Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs at Tyson Foods was our honorary chair. She helped judge our walk-off competition and cheered on the teams as they raced. We are thankful for the commitment of everyone who helped plan the event and all of those who attended and raced.
Mark your calendar for 2016-Champions In Heels is scheduled for April 23.
Awareness about domestic violence does not happen on its own. If you are interested in volunteering to help with outreach events or would like for us to come talk with your team about domestic abuse and our services, please contact Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out more pictures from the Champions In Heels event by clicking here.