Seeking Teams and Sponsors for MAAV’s 22nd Walk Against Violence!

“You are Not Alone” is the theme of our 22nd Annual Walk & Candlelight Vigil on Sunday, October 22. The event starts at 4:00 pm with a Candlelight Vigil in the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School auditorium, followed by a 2-mile walk around Ell Pond and downtown Melrose, and concludes with refreshments in the middle school auditorium. Join us to remember the victims of domestic violence and renew our commitment to preventing violence in our community. This is a family friendly event and all ages are welcome! Walk with your family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, business or club! Contact us at to learn more and/or register your team. Are you a business, group or individual who would like to sponsor the Walk? Click here for sponsorship levels, benefits and form.

This Year’s Community Art Project!

MAAV has again teamed up with Follow Your Art in Melrose for a community art project in conjunction with the Walk. We invite you to make a button which expresses the theme You are Not Alone. You’ll be asked to leave the button with us to display at the Walk, and someone else may select yours to wear! Contact us if your group is interested in making buttons, or stop by our booth at the Farmer’s Market on October 5!




Thank you to our Walk Sponsors to Date!

Check them out here.