The State’s largest domestic violence intervention and prevention program has named its annual Walk to End Domestic Violence in memory of Jennifer Farber Dulos, the Farmington woman and mother of five who went missing more than a year ago.
The October 1-4 walk will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is part of Interval House’s first-ever “Purple with a Purpose” Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign.
“The Walk to End Domestic Violence is planned for October to both honor survivors of domestic violence and to remember those lost to senseless acts of intimate partner violence,” said Interval House President & CEO Mary-Jane Foster. “Like all victims, Jennifer Dulos leaves behind family and friends who suffer from the tragedy of loss, and who will never forget her light. Naming our walk for her is a way to keep her memory alive in the community.”
Purple with a Purpose is a social-media fueled campaign interspersed with several fundraising and awareness events to support Interval House’s life-saving services for victims, Foster said.
Along with the Jennifer Farber Dulos Memorial Walk to End Domestic Violence, Interval House has organized several other events in October. Proceeds from all events and any donations made in conjunction with events will directly support Interval House’s crisis and advocacy programs and services for victims. Those interested may register: https://intervalhouse.salsalabs.org/purplewithapurpose2020
About Interval House
Founded in 1977, Interval House is the largest agency in the state of Connecticut dedicated to preventing and breaking the cycle of domestic violence. Through its direct service and community outreach in 24 towns and cities both East and West of the Connecticut River, Interval House has touched the lives of more than 250,000 people over four decades. 24-Hour Hotline: (888) 774-2900. Donations accepted: www.intervalhousect.org/donate. All other calls: (860) 246-9149. Website: www.intervalhousect.org.