October is designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

I know there are other very worthy things in the month of October, but domestic violence hits a little close to home for me.

According to The National Domestic Violence Hotline, on average, 24 people every minute (men and women) are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States.

That’s a staggering 12 million men and women a year.

And some of these attacks, unfortunately, result in death.

Right here in Lubbock, just a couple of months ago, a 35-year old Lubbock mom was stabbed to death by a man she was in a relationship with.

This is some serious stuff.

If you or a loved one has experienced domestic violence in any way whatsoever, then I invite you to attend Lubbock’s 2nd Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk.

It’s taking place this Saturday, October 6th, 2018 from 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM at Landwer House (Buddy Holly Lake).

This event is FREE, there will be vendors, food, guest speakers, and more importantly, survivors of domestic violence.

Whether you want to participate in the walk or donate to the cause, your contribution will enable ongoing domestic violence awareness and prevention, right here in Lubbock.

For more information or to register, visit the Lubbock Domestic Violence Awareness Facebook Page.