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For immediate release: The Montgomery County Justice Center Foundation’s first ever Virtual 11k runs through October 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT. “There is still time to participate.” noted Executive Director Resa Levy. “The real Finish Line comes when domestic violence ends. Your support is paving the way towards ending the reign of terror of domestic violence.” Ms. Levy lauded the work of the Walk Committee and its chair, Catherine Albornoz, for their commitment to the event. Individuals and teams have signed up to participate, and local businesses have contributed funds as sponsors.

Participants can walk, run or stroll 11k (6.835 miles) any time, any place. Cost is $35.00 plus a $3.00 signup fee. The virtual 11K has a goal of raising $25,000 from individuals and teams and $50,000 through business sponsorships. Link to the website is: https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/YourTown/VirtualFJC11k. Hashtag for the 11K is #MoCoFJC11K.

The horror of domestic violence impacts victims throughout the world. In Montgomery County, help is available through the Family Justice Center (FJC), beneficiary of funds from the 11K. “No one deserves to be mistreated or abused,” said Tom Manion, Executive Director of the Center. “If you find yourself feeling unsafe at home, I want you to know that you are not alone and that the Family Justice Center is here to help you. Give us a call and let’s talk about your safety, what options you have, and how we can help.”