Cuyahoga Falls Mayor, Don L. Robart urges all residents to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness month. The City has partnered with the Battered Women’s Shelter (BWS) in observing the important role BWS serves in the community. For the month of October, purple lights will shine in the downtown clocktower to help raise awareness of the City’s campaign against domestic violence.
The purpose of the campaign is to remember victims who have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence. The color purple is specifically used because it has long been recognized as the international color symbolic of domestic violence. To help alert the public more about the dangers and implications of domestic violence, the City of Cuyahoga Falls and the Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties will be observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October by sponsoring the Purple Light Nights™ campaign.
For more information, contact Jennifer Syx, Deputy Director, City of Cuyahoga Falls’ Development Department at 330.971.8135. For specific information on BWS programs, visit their website at www.scmcbws.org