Mutual Ground's 11th Annual Walk for Hope Oct. 14 at Blackberry Farm

Mutual Ground’s 11th Annual Walk for Hope Oct. 14 at Blackberry Farm

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, there may be no better way to support local efforts than to attend the 11th annual Walk for Hope on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at Blackberry Farm in Aurora.

Local domestic violence shelter and sexual assault center Mutual Ground is inviting all Kane County residents to attend. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and walker registration starts at 8 a.m.

Breakfast, incredible speakers, face painting, merry-go-round rides, and more will be available to walkers and their families.

Walk for Hope is one of Mutual Ground’s largest fundraising event of the year, with more than 600 walkers and 30 sponsors. Every dollar raised helps Mutual Ground provide education, awareness, and life-changing services that empower individuals, families, and communities to end the cycle of domestic and sexual violence.

“We are always thrilled to have so many people walk together in solidarity against victims of domestic violence,” said Michelle Meyer, executive director for Mutual Ground. “By coming out to walk, you are raising awareness of the issues surrounding domestic violence and helping support the important work we do.”

Mutual Ground relies on the generosity of communities and individuals to continue improving the lives of those who seek domestic violence and sexual assault services for their agency.

There is still time to create or join a team or donate to a current walker by visiting<>.  Businesses interested in sponsoring this event may contact Kathy Melone at 630-499-5975 or<>.

Mutual Ground supports victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Kendall and Southern Kane counties by providing counseling, education, shelter, court advocacy, hospital advocacy, and family services.

More information regarding Mutual Ground’s mission and services can be found at Mutual Ground’s website.

SOURCE: Mutual Ground news release