Vera House's White Ribbon campaign
It's an annual campaign to raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence. This week, thousands of people across Central New York are being reminded about the Vera House Foundation's 18th annual White Ribbon Campaign. Our Brad Vivacqua has the details.
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Officials with the Vera House are reminding you that wearing a white ribbon or wristband is an important statement against domestic and sexual violence. It's estimated more than 40,000 people across Central New York will participate in the campaign.
This marks the 18th year for the White Ribbon campaign, which began last Friday and will run through Sunday, April first.
Throughout the week, there are numerous events planned in Onondaga County as part of the campaign. Some include a personal protection workshop Wednesday night, along with a Zumba benefit Saturday to help the cause.
In addition, Vera House is asking the community to wear white ribbons, pins, and wristbands as a statement against abuse this week. Organizers hope to raise more than $70,000 for the Vera House's education and awareness program.
To learn more about this week's events or how you can help, visit verahouse.org.