Being that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it's an appropriate time to look at all of the different ways in which domestic violence is being done and affecting people. One group of victims that you may not have expected to have numbers so high is being given some helpful steps to take when abused by their family.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and many people are speaking out in outrage at Rihanna's recent interactions with her well-known celebrity ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown. Coloradoans may remember the 2009 incident or the now infamous pictures of Rihanna's bruised and bloody face. After Brown was convicted of violently assaulting her and sentenced to probation and public service hours, fans of Rihanna's defended her and it is clear today that they haven't forgotten the incident.
It's an unusual fundraiser, but it's becoming a popular one. The "Men in Heels" race, the second annual event, was held recently to benefit victims of domestic violence. The event took place to raise funds and awareness for Hilltop Community Resources' Latimer House, which provides shelter, therapy and advocacy to those affected by sexual assault and domestic violence in Mesa County, Colorado.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and that means benefits, talks and awareness campaigns will be popping up in the region over the next several weeks.