Members of the Zonta Club of Johnson County in Texas hosted their third annual Zonta Zoom Race to End Domestic Violence 5k and 1k Fun Run as part of the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women.
Zontians have partnered with the Johnson County Family Crisis Center to host the event and a portion of the proceeds went to benefit current residents of the Johnson County Family Crisis Center.
Residents from the center assisted in decorating paper dolls that lined the route. Each doll represented a woman who had died as a result of domestic violence in Texas in that year. Sadly, there were 146 dolls lining the course.
Additionally, there was a shoe display at the starting line for the participants to see. Each pair of shoes represented a victim of domestic violence in the state of Texas for the year.
Participants were given t-shirts, snacks and breakfast for participating, as well as finisher medals for top placement.
Club members said they feel this event helps raise awareness for not only the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign, but the issue of domestic violence in general. Club members are proud of this event being so successful year after year.