Story by: Cheryl Kravitz
Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation First Virtual 11k is in October
Catherine Albornoz, Chair of the Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation Virtual 11K, has recruited family and friends around the country to form a team to help victims of abuse in Montgomery County.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has escalated domestic violence globally and locally. The Montgomery County Family Justice Center provides life-saving wrap-around services for victims of domestic violence and their children. These programs need our support now more than ever, and we have a way for the community to help,” said Albornoz.
“This first ever Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation Virtual 11k during the month of October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, honors their 11 years of service. We invite people across Montgomery County and beyond to join us to walk or run – in neighborhoods, on trails and treadmills – in solidarity with those served and to raise awareness and critical funds. We hope to have 500 individuals participate in this effort! This is an ideal time to come together virtually as community, move our bodies, and make a difference for our neighbors.”
Practicing what she asks others to do, Albornoz invited her friend Kristen Holt of Raleigh, North Carolina to join the team. Holt said, “Our virtual connections can give organizations like MCFJC a chance to reach supporters everywhere. For those working through domestic violence, we walk in solidarity with you from North Carolina.”
Participants can walk, run or stroll 11k (6.835 miles) any time, any place during the month of October. Cost is $35.00 plus a $3.00 signup fee. Registration runs through October 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT. Individuals must be registered by August 31 to receive a tee shirt and medal.