HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change) is pleased to announce that Stephen J. Feron, former Board President (2011-2013) and managing partner, Johnson O’Connor Feron & Carucci LLP, has accepted the position of Committee Chair of the 25th Annual Walk for HAWC. The purpose of the Walk Committee is to drive public awareness for this enormously important event, raise funds for HAWC’s comprehensive domestic violence services, and assist in planning the fun, family friendly day! The walk is on Sunday, April 30, at the Salem Common. Registration begins at 10:30 am, and the Walk kicks off at noon.

“The 25th anniversary of the Walk for HAWC is an incredibly important milestone for the Agency. It represents 25 years of people in our community coming together to raise awareness of domestic violence and support HAWC,” Feron said. “Through all these years, the community has always been supportive of HAWC, and we are confident we will successfully reach our goal to raise $115,000 this year.”

Last year alone, HAWC served more than 2,700 people in 23 communities on the North Shore. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the United States have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. Domestic abuse is a serious issue that affects thousands of people, and participating, sponsoring, or donating to the Walk is a concrete way to show support of the Agency’s important mission to remain a steadfast resource to those in need. Your involvement in the event would demonstrate your commitment to raising awareness and putting a stop to abuse in our community. The 24th Annual Walk had nearly 1,000 participants, and Feron hopes to increase that number significantly to meet the Agency’s needs.

If you would like to register or learn more about the event, please visit hawcdv.org/walk. If you are interested in volunteering at the Walk, email us at walk@hawcdv.org.


About HAWC

HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change) is the oldest and the most comprehensive domestic violence agency on Massachusetts' North Shore. HAWC's mission 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 abuse residing in 23 cities and towns on Massachusetts' North Shore. These services include a 24-hour hotline, support groups, individual, legal and hospital advocacy, children’s services, a shelter program, community education and a Parent-Child Trauma Recovery Program. For more information please visit www.hawcdv.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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