Riverside Community Counselling Services, a program of Riverside Health Care, is pleased to announce its fifth-annual sponsorship of the “Shine the Light” campaign here.
November is woman abuse awareness and prevention month, and “Shine the Light” was initiated by the London Abused Women’s Centre in London, Ont.
A number of communities across the province will be participating this November, with the goal of raising awareness and promoting the end of woman abuse.
The campaign’s signature colour purple is used to symbolize courage, survival, and honour.
Nov. 15 is official “Wear Purple Day.”
We would like to invite everyone in the community to wear purple on this day to show their support to end woman abuse.
Campaign posters are available, and we invite those interested to decorate their homes and businesses in purple during the month of November.
Several events promoting “Shine the Light” also will take place in the community during November.
The Town of Fort Frances has proclaimed November as woman abuse awareness and prevention month and will be raising the campaign flag.
“Shine the Light” also will be partnering with Jennifer Horton of Curvy Chick, who is organizing a cupcake fundraiser.
Contact Horton by e-mailing email@example.com by Nov. 9 to order, with cupcakes to be available for pick-up on Nov. 14.
As well, the Fort Frances PeeWee ‘AA’ Canadians hockey team will be promoting awareness on Nov. 3 at “The Duke” (Couchiching Arena) during games taking place at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
A bake sale fundraiser will be held.
Proceeds from events will go to sexual assault patient care at Riverside Health Care.
For more information about the “Shine the Light” campaign, contact Jacquee Loerzel at Riverside Community Counselling Services at 274-4807 ext. 1.