The 8th annual Elizabeth G. Butler Angel Foundation's walk-a-thon will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20 in North Salem. It is being held to raise awareness about domestic abuse in memory of Elizabeth Butler, a local victim of dating violence.
The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration at the North Salem Lions Club; followed by opening remarks at 9 a.m. There will be pre-walk coffee and snacks, as well as BBQ and music after the walk.
The mission of the foundation is to inspire young women and men to understand their self-worth, teach the warning signs of domestic violence, and empower teens to seek help to prevent dating abuse.
"Elizabeth's death profoundly effected her family, friends and the entire community of North Salem," read a statement on the website. "Through Elizabeth's Foundation we hope to prevent this tragedy from occurring to another young person by educating families about teen dating abuse."
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Elizabeth G. Butler Angel Foundation. There will be a silent auction all morning with proceeds going to the North Salem Girl Scout Scholarship Foundation.
There is a suggested family donation of $25, and a suggested individual donation of $10. Make checks payable to Community Trust, Inc. The North Salem Lions Club is located at Mills Road and Route 22. Parking is available at Purdy’s Train Station. Buses will loop the route for participant pickup.