|By Deneesha Edwards, The Dispatch, Lexington, N.C.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The nonprofit organization will hold a small fundraiser during the
"The awareness issue is a really big part of it," said
The walk will begin at
With this being the first time the agency is hosting this type of fundraiser, Toone said, the goal of having 20 men participate has been surpassed. The walkers were asked to donate or collect funds toward the cause. Also during the walk the men will carry purses to collect additional money.
Jessup said he believes this is the first time an event such as this one has taken place in
"I am a little concerned that some of my brothers who are up in age, and they shall remain nameless, will be able to pull this stunt off. I'm hoping that
Participants are encouraged to register in advance by calling FSDC at 249-0237 or by emailing
Toone encourages community members to stop by the booth to find out more information about its services and what the agency offers. The agency provides counseling, crisis intervention, shelter for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, juvenile delinquency counseling and parenting classes, among other services.
"National Night Out is about safety," Toone said. "The two events go hand in hand. It's very impressive (the