PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s 2003 Campus on the Run will donate its 5K run/walk proceeds this year to Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse. The event, co-sponsored by Intramural Sports, Health and Wellness Services’ Wellness Programs and Community Service Learning Center, is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29.
ATVP was established 23 years ago, and is now the sole 24-hour provider of a range of free services to adult and child victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in Whitman County. Proceeds from the event will be used to create stalking kits designed to help victims aid law enforcement in bringing their cases to an end. Each kit includes a number of items, including a camera for photographing evidence, a micro cassette recorder to record threats made to the victim, plastic bags and gloves for evidence collection, and more. Each kit costs about $100 to produce. ATVP’s goal is to create 10 kits to check out to victims in Whitman County.
“Victims of stalking in Whitman County have choices, and can do something to aid law enforcement to bring their victimization to an end. Stalking kits are a key tool in assisting victims in this process,” said Katie Evans, legal advocacy coordinator for ATVP.
Last year nearly 300 participants from the WSU community participated in Campus on the Run to help donate more than $1,000 to the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute.
Registration for the event and a guaranteed T-shirt begins Feb. 10 and ends March 14. The cost is $12 for WSU students and $15 for faculty, their spouse/partner and staff. For more information on the run, go to www.hws.wsu.edu/funrun.