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Another sure sign that spring is here (even if the weather sucks today) is the annual HAWC walk in Salem. Some of you may be aware of HAWC, an acronym which recently changed its meaning from”Help for Abused Women and their Children” to “Healing Abuse Working for Change”.  I’m guessing that they jumped on the PC bandwagon are now aware that abusers are not limited to men and victims are not limited to women and children.  But that’s just my speculation. Either way, these folks to do great work for North Shore people in need and this is our opportunity to help them.

Walk for HAWC

Walk for HAWC

The purpose of HAWC is to create social change by taking action against personal and societal patterns of violence and oppression. HAWC provides services and support to victims of domestic violence residing in 23 cities and towns on Massachusetts’ North Shore in order that they may make informed, independent decisions about their futures.

How can I help HAWC?

I’m glad you asked.  There are a bunch of ways to help raise money and allow HAWC continue the work they do.  You can sponsor a walker, get a team together and walk, volunteer, promote the event or just swing by and join the walk yourself.  All these options are explained on their website

Now that you’re ready to help here are the details.

18th annual Walk for HAWC
Sunday May 1st. Registration and pre-walk activities begin at 11 a.m.; walk is at noon.
Start and end point is the Old Town Hall on Front street
Call 978-744-8552 or visit to register

And… Since you will be right there you might want to enjoy the music and beverages from the Lobster Shanty as they will be hosting another Rhythm & Booze (the event we talked about last week).

2 Responses

  1. Kate says:

    Just a note on the name change… HAWC has always been accepting of abuse victims of any age/race/gender/sexuality/etc. The name change doesn’t reflect a policy change or attempt at being “pc”, but is a more accurate reflection of what HAWC does than the previous name.

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