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SAAM 5K Walk
Thank you to everyone who braved the wet weather and came out to support NJCASA at our 2nd Annual SAAM 5K Walk. As you can see from our fundraising thermometer, the Walk raised almost $37,000! We could not have reached (and then surpassed!) our goal without all of you - each and every walker, sponsor, vendor and participant helped us achieve this great accomplishment.
So THANK YOU! We truly appreciate all of your hard work and your dedication to bringing an end to sexual violence.
We hope to see you all next year at our 2013 SAAM 5K Walk!
Join us as we kick off
Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2012!
Join the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA) for a 5k Walk on March 31st to kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month! We are walking together and working together to raise awareness and funds to support sexual assault services and prevention efforts throughout NJ. Our 5K SAAM Walk will be the first of many events around the state working towards the end of sexual violence.
NJCASA’s 2nd Annual 5K SAAM Walk
Saturday, March 31
Registration begins at 9 am
Veterans Park Pavilion
2206 Kuser Road, Hamilton NJ 08690
Rain or Shine!
Directions to Hamilton Veterans Park:
From Interstate 195: Take Exit 3B (Hamilton Square). As you come off the ramp you will be on Yardville-Hamilton Square Road. At the first traffic light - Kuser Road - turn left. The entrance to the park will be 1.2 miles down Kuser Road on the right. From here, you can follow NJCASA's light green parking signs to the Pavilion where our SAAM Walk will take place.
From Philadelphia Area: Take Route 95 NORTH until it becomes 295 SOUTH. Stay on 295 SOUTH, and exit for 195 EAST, Stay on 195 EAST and exit for #3-B - Hamilton Square. Go to the first traffic light and make a left onto KUSER RD. Entrance to the park is on the right 1.2 miles down. You will see tennis courts at the entrance.
From South Jersey: Route 295 North, exit for 195 EAST. Stay on 195 EAST and exit for #3-B - Hamilton Square. Go to the first traffic light and make a left onto KUSER RD. Entrance to the park is on the right 1.2 miles down. You will see tennis courts at the entrance.
From Shore Area: 195 WEST and exit for #3-B - Hamilton Square. Go to the first traffic light and make a left onto KUSER RD. Entrance to the park is on the right 1.2 miles down. You will see tennis courts at the entrance.
From North Jersey: NJ Turnpike South to Exit 7a (Rte 195). Take 195 WEST and exit for #3-B - Hamilton Square. Go to the first traffic light and make a left onto KUSER RD. Entrance to the park is on the right 1.2 miles down. You will see tennis courts at the entrance.
What is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)?
In the U.S., April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in order to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.
- 1 in 5 females and 1 in 71 males have been raped at some time in their lives.
- More than 80% of survivors know their perpetrators.
- 3 out of 4 of female survivors were first raped before the age of 25
- Lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals are sexually assaulted at the same rate as heterosexuals.
- Transgendered individuals are at higher risk for sexual violence victimization.
How you can help:
- Register to participate. You can walk as an individual, join an existing team, or create your own team. Registration is FREE but each walker (age 13+) is required to have a minimum sponsorship of $25 to participate.
- Sponsor a specific walker or team.
- Donate to contribute to NJCASA.
- Provide Vendor Services at the event. The vendor/tabling fee is $25 for businesses and/or commercial vendors and is FREE for schools and nonprofit organizations.
- Volunteer to provide assistance at the Walk. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about volunteering.
Contact us at email@example.com or 609.631.4450 if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!
Together, we can work to end sexual violence against all people.
Visit www.njcasa.org to learn more about NJCASA and our Sexual Violence Program members.