PAVE is hosting an awareness 5k walk in Christiansburg, Virginia to raise money to Shatter The Silence of Sexual Violence. Please join us in participating!

According to the CDC, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused. These crimes are extremely prevalent, but shrouded in silence and shame. Every person knows someone who has been affected by sexual assault, but the majority of folks will never even know it! It is up to us to be the voice for everyone who has been silenced by violence!!

This 5K walk is an empowering opportunity to raise awareness about sexual assault, as well as to support this organization that strives to support survivors and draw attention to the prevalence of sexual violence.

Date:  Saturday, April 30th
Location: The Huckleberry Trail/NRV Mall (entrance by Sears)
782 New River Rd
Christiansburg, VA

Registration: 10:00 – 10:45am
Walker Meeting: 10:45am
Walk: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Speakers/Music/Poetry/Misc: 12:15pm

Our goal is to have 35 people participating in the walk and for each of those people to find sponsors to walk. We hope each participant can raise $350 in sponsorships – it may seem daunting, but if you break it down, you’d only need to find:

10 people to sponsor you at $35 OR
35 people to sponsor you at $10


To be a Walker:

1. E-mail Diann Diaz ( with your intent. She will send you a walker packet and detailed instructions ASAP.

2. Start fundraising. Collect the money yourself and then make your contributions at Give Forward or direct your sponsor to donate via Give Forward*. (Instructions on how to do this will be provided in your packet)

*Walkers may either collect through sponsorships or give out of pocket a minimum donation of $35 to walk. The goal for each walker to raise $350 total in sponsorships.

3. Come out for the walk and celebration. Be sure to invite your sponsors to cheer you on and help Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! ~ Thank you!

To sponsor the National PAVE NRV Virginia Walk (if you aren’t able to attend):

1. Follow the steps provided on Give Forward to make a donation to PAVE in order to help build their library series of multi-media educational and prevention materials! ~ Thank you!

Need an idea to help raise funds for this walk?

Inspire 10 of your friends/family with a Potluck dinner! Everyone brings a dish and donates to the event! Watch a DVD after dinner – or make it a game night!

Inspire your co-workers/classmates to join in on the fun the day of the walk. Not only are we raising awareness for a great cause – fresh air and exercise is a great way to be with friends in the springtime!

Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence!