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Community took stand against abuse

 


I would like to thank everyone who participated in our fourth annual “Choose Respect” march. This year we had over 100 participants, including students from Haines School and REACH, marching together, bringing awareness to domestic violence and taking a stand against abuse! It was an amazing turnout and I thank each one of you.

I would also like to acknowledge and thank the following individuals. Thank you, Keva Shull and Jeff Alvine for opening our event with a powerful song, and thank you to our guest speakers, Haines Borough Police Chief Bill Musser, Jan Hill and Chris Simon from the governor’s office. And a heartfelt thank you to Christy Fowler and Greg Horner, who closed our event with a song Christy wrote about domestic violence. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place. All of you did an amazing job! Together we’re making a difference.

Jackie Mazeikas, SEARHC domestic violence health educator