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Release Date: April 02, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

ADA, Okla. – The Chickasaw Nation is hosting the 10th annual Walking to Stomp Out Sexual Assault Walk 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Wintersmith Park.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and to help raise awareness locally, everyone is invited to join the walk which is open to the public at no charge.

East Central University, Mercy, the Family Crisis Center, the Pontotoc County District Attorney’s Office, BCR8TIVE Designs and the Ada Police Department join the Chickasaw Nation in sponsoring the event.

Several local organizations will have booths at the event. Games and rides will be available. The Chickasaw princesses will be in attendance and live music will be performed during the walk.

Lunch and t-shirts will be available while supplies last.

The Chickasaw Nation Martial Arts Program will offer tips and illustrate self-defense tactics along with a dance performance provided by the Chickasaw Nation Dance Program.

The Chickasaw Nation Violence Prevention Services offers services to Native Americans ages 15 and older who meet eligibility criteria. An advocate is available and on-call 24 hours a day to assist victims.

Services available include crisis intervention, safety planning, transportation, criminal advocacy, emergency shelter and a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Exam).

In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Chickasaw Nation Family Life Center, 222 Seabrook Road.

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