Tammy's Walk at Walbridge Park

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Each day, dozens of men and women in Lucas County are hurt by a spouse or someone they know. Local organizations are working to give victims a voice. Dozens of people spent Saturday morning taking steps to stop the violence at Walbridge Park.

The CDC estimates one in four women will fall victim to domestic violence. In fact, 3 women are murdered every day in the U.S. by their spouse or boyfriend.

Tammy Bowlin-Macrae became part of the statistics in August of 2007. Today, four years after her death, dozens of friends and family walked in Macrae's memory, trying to keep other women away from toxic, violent relationships.

Tammy's Walk raises money to help victims find a safe place to go and it funds prevention programs for teens.

While Tammy didn't see the signs of abuse, her family hopes with every step another victim can find the strength to break the cycle and ask for help.

Tammy's Walk has raised more than $10,000. All the proceeds go directly to Advocates for Victims and Justice, a non-profit aimed at helping people break free from domestic violence.

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