The 19th Annual MAAV Walk and Candlelight Vigil was a huge success with over 500 people in attendance. We had 46 teams walk and raised over $39,000. That is the most we have ever raised. We lit candles to remember the nine victims who died since the previous year's walk and honored them with a special ceremony including a beautiful song performed by several community members.
To see more photos from the walk go here and don't forget to like the MAAV Facebook page to follow along with all of our great work!
It is really hard to capture the emotion of this event in a blog post (especially when you write it 3 months later) but take my word for it. It is extremely emotional but the emotional changes to energy as everyone heads out on the walk route. One of the best parts is seeing all of the students who participate. It isn't easy to get kids to volunteer so it is pretty great that so many come!
The MAAV Board is now busy preparing for February which is Teen Dating Violence month.