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Bringing Awareness on Sexual Violence One Step at a TimeSubmitted: 05/04/2013
Story By Shardaa Gray


Photos By Shardaa Gray

WAUSAU - An abuse shelter in Wausau wants to get the word out on sexual violence, one step at a time.

The Women's Community Incorporated held the 5th annual Steps Against Violence 5 and 10k run today.

You might have recognized some familiar faces there.

Newswatch 12's Lex Gray, Hayley Tenpas and Kira Lynne participated in the run.

Executive Director, Jane Gram Jennings says sexual assault is a big issue everywhere, including the Northwoods.

"From children who are sexually abused to adults who are sexually assaulted, it happens far too often and we need to talk about it," Jennings said.

"we need to make sure people feel safe telling and that they don't feel ashamed. You can't blame victims. We have to help support them and make it ok for them to talk about it."

The Women's Community helps all people of any gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Programs like theirs are growing.

"If you're not from this area directly, you can still get the help you need when you need it," said Jennings.

"Just go through the coalition sites through the states and they can hook you up with your local agency."

Jennings says they'll have another race in October for Domestic Violence.

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