A group of people will be walking from Prince Albert to Saskatoon this weekend to draw greater attention to all forms of abuse.
The group Rise Up Against Abuse is one of the organizers of the walk.
Patricia Crowe is a representative with the organization and she says a big part of the event is to walk for those who may still be suffering abuse and are not quite ready to come forward.
“The biggest thing for us is that we walk for those individuals that are not ready to walk for themselves,” she says. “A lot of times we’re still caught in those circles of abuse.”
Crowe also stresses that the walk is welcome to everyone and its goal is to highlight abuse in all its forms.
“One in four women and one in six men are impacted by abuse so we realize everyone is affected and impacted by abuse,” she says. “So unfortunately abuse doesn’t have any age, gender or social class.”
The Rise Up Walk to End Abuse begins tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. at Prince Albert City Hall and they hope to reach Saskatoon by Monday.
The annual walk was started eight years ago by Conrad Burns.
Rise Up Against Abuse has been involved for the past three years.
Crowe says they expect about 20 walkers to walk to the edge of the city and then a smaller group will carry on to Saskatoon.
(Photo: Photo courtesy Rise Up Against Abuse Facebook page)