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Sexual assault awareness and prevention to be spotlighted

Mar. 23, 2013 @ 11:46 PM

ASHLAND -- Pathways Rape Crisis Services will host a proclamation signing from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, March 25, at the Central Park Ampitheater in Ashland.

Mayor Chuck Charles will sign a proclamation declaring March as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month in Kentucky.

The goal of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence, according to a news release.

Event participants are encouraged to show their support by wearing a teal ribbon. Ribbons will be distributed at the proclamation signing.

The event is open to the public.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Pathways Rape Crisis Services at (606) 324-1141 ext. 4149 or 4147.

Pathways serves 10 Kentucky counties including Boyd, Greenup, Lawrence and Carter.