Women Against Violence To Host 13th Annual Run In Bay Ridge

Today, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle announced that Women Against Violence are holding their 13th Annual “Race Against Violence” this Sunday October 23, in Cannonball aka John Paul Jones Park in Bay Ridge.

The run/walk, which begins at 10 a.m., will benefit the group, which offers free counseling and education to victims of violence and abuse.

From the Eagle:

“With several cases of violence taking place in our community in recent months, our message seems to be timely,” says Nicoletta Pallotta, M.D., founder of Women Against Violence. “For the past 13 years we have helped women and their families stay free of violence through counseling, education and awareness programs. With the help of the community, we hope to validate our message as we come together for this year’s run/walk.”

Pre-registration for participants is $15, although members of the New York Road Runners Club will receive an additional discount. Registration the morning of the race costs $20. People of all ages are encouraged to be a part of this event.

Following the run/walk, there will be an award ceremony, refreshments, music and a children’s show.

The “Race Against Violence” is sponsored by Assemblyman Peter J. Abbate Jr., Councilman Domenic M. Recchia Jr. and Councilman Vincent J. Gentile.

For more info on how you or your business can help, please contact Sofia Napolitano, executive director of Women Against Violence, at (718) 748-1234 or visit www.womenagainstviolence.org.

Cannonball Park aka John Paul Jones Park is located between 101st Street, Fort Hamilton Parkway and Shore Parkway in Bay Ridge