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Oct. 7 Ceremony: Victims of Domestic Violence Homicide to be Remembered

INDIANAPOLIS – Victims who lost their lives due to deadly domestic violence incidents will be remembered Oct. 7 at a ceremony hosted by Domestic Violence Network. Last year in Indiana 67 people lost their lives due to domestic violence, 20 of which were in Central Indiana and 14 in Marion County. Nearly three in four Americans know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence. Each October, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Network hosts a commemoration ceremony for survivors of domestic violence and to honor those who have lost their lives due to abuse in Marion, Hamilton, Madison, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, Hendricks and Boone Counties.

“This event is more than remembering those lives lost and those lives damaged by domestic violence, it is about providing empowerment, hope and encouragement to those impacted by this horrific crime,” said Kelly McBride, executive director, Domestic Violence Network.  “We want all communities to come together, stand together and speak out against domestic violence so that someday we won’t have to host this event; that there will be no victims and lives lost due to domestic violence.”

WHAT:              Commemoration Ceremony for Victims of Domestic Violence

WHEN:             Tuesday, October 7

TIME:               5:30-7 p.m.

 WHERE:           Broadway United Methodist Church

609 E 29th St, Indianapolis, IN 46205

 WHO:               Kelly McBride, executive director, Domestic Violence Network

Troy Riggs, Director of Public Safety

A survivor will share her story

About the Domestic Violence Network

The Domestic Violence Network is a nonprofit organization that exists to bring all members of the Central Indiana community together to end domestic violence through advocacy, education and collaboration. www.DVNconnect.org