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Release Date: April 03, 2019

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

ADA, Okla. – The Chickasaw Nation is hosting the 11th  annual Stomp Out Sexual Assault Walk from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Wintersmith Park.

This walk takes place in April during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent related violence.

Local co-sponsors for this year’s event are East Central University, Mercy Ada, Family Crisis Center, Pontotoc County District Attorney’s office, BCR8TIVE Designs and the Ada Police Department.

Deb Campbell, violence prevention services project coordinator, states, “Awareness is important, sexual violence affects the whole community.”

The walk is a family event. Several local organizations will have booths, children’s games and rides will be available. The Chickasaw Nation Martial Arts Program will have a demonstration and the Chickasaw princesses will attend. Music will be provided by KYKC radio during the event and free lunch, snacks and T-shirts will be available while supplies last.

The Chickasaw Nation Violence Prevention Services Program offers services to victims of domestic and sexual violence ages 16 years and older who meet eligibility criteria.

An advocate is on-call 24 hours a day to assist victims with crisis intervention, safety planning, transportation, forensic exams, emergency shelter, etc.

In case of inclement weather, the event will move to the Agri-Plex in Ada, 1710 N. Broadway. For more information about the Stomp Out Sexual Assault Awareness Walk, contact the Chickasaw Nation Violence Prevention Services at (580) 272-5580.

Last Updated: 09/16/2016