Survivors of domestic violence 'Shine the Light' during walk across Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

The 2nd annual "Shine the Light" walk is underway at the Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge.

News 12 Staff

Oct 20, 2022, 4:26 PM

Updated 583 days ago

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A walk to honor victims and survivors of domestic violence took place Thursday in Westchester and Rockland counties.
The second annual "Shine the Light" walk, which coincided with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, got underway at the Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge.
Survivors, local advocacy agencies and others met near the center of the span to share their stories.
One of the event's lead organizers, the Center for Safety and Change, helped more than 1,700 victims and survivors of domestic violence in 2021.
"Our victims and survivors, they are just that. Victims and survivors, and they don't need to hide. They can be proud of who they are, what they've overcome," said the Center's Linie Rand.
If you or someone you love is experiencing domestic violence, help is available by calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE.


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