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Proceeds to benefit domestic violence & sexual assault intervention organization

Roseville, Calif.- Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault made up many of the participants at last month’s PEACE Survivors Run, the first of its kind hosted by PEACE for Families. The inaugural 5k-10k run at Roseville’s Olympus Pointe Sculpture Park celebrated survivors and also raised $30,000 for the non-profit organization.

PEACE for Families provides emergency shelter, counseling, education and other services to thousands of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault throughout Placer County each year.

More than 160 people participated in the run on Saturday, May 21.

“The PEACE Survivors Run was a brand new effort for PEACE for Families, and it went so smoothly that it looked like we’d been hosting this event for years,” said Michelle Coleman, Executive Director of PEACE for Families. “I’d like to thank our sponsors, volunteers, participants and everyone who made this event possible. Their support demonstrates the commitment this community has to ending domestic violence and sexual assault.”

PEACE for Families would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: Sacramento Container Corporation, Paul Garcia Investments Inc., Union Bank, Sutter Auburn Faith, Sutter Roseville, SureWest, Ceronix Inc., Rabobank, Vanir Construction, Mann, Urrutia & Nelson CPAs, Trane, Mechanics Bank, Five Star Bank, Ikedas, Sprouts and Coca-Cola Sacramento Bottling.

Last year, PEACE provided more than 6,000 safe bed nights to women and children who were fleeing violence, and the shelter is once again close to capacity.

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