20th Annual Melrose Run for Women a Wet, Windy Success!

Mother’s Day 2017 was cold, windy and rainy but it was still a great day at the 20th Annual Melrose Run for Women! Nearly 550 women registered for this event despite the dire forecast, and while not all of them showed up on race day, it was still a great group. Among the runners were Janice Bissex and Mary Hayward, who have completed the Melrose Run for women every year since its inception — that’s 20 years! When they picked up their numbers for this year’s race, The Melrose Running Club honored them with bib numbers 1 and 2. A huge thank you to everyone who braved the weather and came out to run, and to the Melrose Running Club for planning another fantastic event!! Thanks so much for 20 years of support for the Melrose Alliance Against Violence!!

Mentoring Group Celebrates Graduation

Our 8th grade mentoring group recently gathered to celebrate their “graduation” from our program. This group of mentors and mentees have been meeting with each other for almost two years, since the students started 7th grade. Now, they are nearing the end of 8th grade, and gathered together as a group one last time to celebrate the amazing relationships they have developed. As part of the celebration, they watched a video slideshow with highlights from their time together. Check it out here!



Mentors Needed!

We are now recruiting mentors, both male and female, for a group that will star meeting this fall! More info here.