Examiner, "Crime Survivors 8th 5K Doubles in Numbers "
More than 1,500 people--nearly double last year's turnout--participated in Crime Survivors' eighth annual Health and Safety Expo 5K Oct. 8 at the Orange County Regional Training Center in Tustin. The event also included 130 vendors and more than 100 volunteers as crime victims, families and supporters learned about resources and support for victims of crime. - HTN Foundation
Crime Survivors 8th 5K Doubles in Numbers
Shana Smith Orange County Domestic Violence & Abuse Examiner
October 10, 2011
This years Crime Survivors 8th Annual Health and Safety Expo 5K was held Saturday October 8 at the Orange County Regional Training Center in Tustin. The event was held by Crime Survivors Inc. whose mission is to ensure the public knows victims’ rights and needs and to provide resources, support, and information to empower crime victims to survive and thrive.
Starting bright at early Saturday morning Crime Survivors began registering their over 1000 participants for the 8th annual Health and Safety Expo 5K. This years numbers almost doubled over those last year including approximately 1500 attendees, 130 vendors and about 108 volunteers. After a wonderful invocation by Jim Palmer several speakers took a moment moments to introduce both themselves and discuss victims rights with the crowd. There was then the Dove Release honoring those survivors and victims of violent crimes. The dove releases is a very emotional and touching tribute to surviving and thriving.
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