PAVE 5K Highlights Victims’ Rights Week

Posted: April 22, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Northern Virginia Victims’ Rights Candlelight Vigil last night at the Sheraton in Crystal City kicked off activities for Victims’ Rights Week, April 21-27. A brown bag lunch, a run/walk around Patriot Circle, and a 5K race highlight the rest of the week. A kiosk will also be set up in the Johnson Center today through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with raffle drawings, free emergency cellular phones, and other safety giveaways.

Sexual Assault Services and the Counseling Center staff facilitate a brown bag luncheon, “Healthy Relationships Chat,” held tomorrow at noon in the Johnson Center, Room 240K.

The sixth annual Fitness Run/Walk is held Thursday, with all proceeds going to the Rape Aggression Defense program in order to continue offering quality self-defense classes to the George Mason community. Faculty, staff, and students will begin the two-mile run/walk at noon at the Police headquarters in Lot C, and continue around Patriot Circle. President Alan Merten and wife Sally lead the event. Trophies will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each category. Entry is $5.

The week concludes with the fourth annual George Mason “Patriot Anti-Violence Education (PAVE) 5K Fun Run/Walk” on Sunday at 10 a.m. around Patriot Circle. Entry or sponsorship is $25 per person, $10 for George Mason students. All proceeds will be donated to the Aimee Willard Endowed Scholarship Fund. Willard, a two-sport star in soccer and lacrosse at George Mason, was murdered in Philadelphia in 1996. For more information on the PAVE 5K, visit the Patriot Club web site.

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