Wear purple on Oct. 21 for domestic violence awareness

Purple Thursday, an annual event that raises awareness of domestic violence, is set for Oct. 21.

The Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition (DSVPC) and GreenHouse17 are asking residents to wear purple on that day to visibly show support for domestic violence survivors in Lexington and to encourage conversations about how domestic violence affects our community.

Posting a picture on social media of yourself or your team in purple is another powerful way to share a message of support. Participants are encouraged to include a message about why they are participating in Purple Thursday and to use hashtags #PurpleThursday and #LexStopDSV.

Purple Thursday and purple pumpkins are two ways residents can take part in National Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October.

Anyone who has been or knows someone who has been a victim or survivor of domestic violence can contact GreenHouse17’s 24-hour crisis hotline at 1-800-544-2022.

Learn more about the Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition and GreenHouse17 on their websites.

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