21st Annual Walk Raises Awareness of Domestic Violence & Funds for MAAV

dsc_0773Over 500 people joined together on October 16, a beautiful Sunday afternoon, to honor the victims of domestic violence and participate in MAAV’s 21st Annual Walk & Candlelight Vigil. The event was a great success, raising more than $48,500 for MAAV’s programs and services in the schools and community. A huge thank you to everyone who walked with us, made a donation or otherwise supported the event! Melrose’s own Congresswoman Katherine Clark was honored with the Annual Advocacy in Action Award for the work she has done to prevent domestic violence and help victims. Our video slideshow lets you relive the event through photos and music, and more photos are posted in our online photo galleries.

Community Creates a “Path to Hope”


One of the highlights of this year’s Walk was the community art project reflecting our theme, “A Path to Hope.” This ambitious project was spearheaded by Kris Rodolico of Follow Your Art and Meredith McGowan of the Melrose Public Schools. The mural included close to 4,000 circles made by groups and individuals across the community, including all the public elementary schools in Melrose.  A huge thanks to everyone who participated! Check out more photos of the art project in our online photo gallery, and see how it all came together in this video slideshow.



Thank You Walk Sponsors!

Check out our list of sponsors to date for MAAV’s 21st Annual Walk and Candlelight Vigil. Please help us thank them!