Walking for awareness


CASA hosts annual Sexual Assault Awareness Walk

From left, Chelly Reimund, who has stayed at CASA with her daughter, Darla Weatherholt, of the Pettis County Community Partnership, Rebecca Shaumeyer, who received assistance from CASA, and Lori Haney, Executive Director of CASA, hold the CASA banner Wednesday evening as they lead the annual Sexual Assault Awareness Walk on Ohio Avenue as they walk up the sidewalk to the Pettis County Courthouse. CASA — Citizens Against Spouse Abuse — hosts the walk each April beginning at Bothwell Regional Health Center and ending at the Courthouse, which represents the journey an assault or rape victim takes from medical help to the justice system. For those who need assistance, contact the CASA hotline at 800-894-1151 or the CASA office at 660-827-5555.


CASA Executive Director Lori Haney shakes hands with Mayor Stephen Galliher after he gave a proclamation declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Sedalia during CASA’s annual Sexual Assault Awareness Walk events at the Pettis County Courthouse Wednesday evening. The event included the walk, the proclamation, a survivor’s speech, live music, and activities for kids such as face painting and ice cream.


About 70 citizens walk down Ohio Avenue and onto the sidewalk leading up to the Pettis County Courthouse during CASA’s annual Sexual Assault Awareness Walk Wednesday evening. CASA Executive Director Lori Haney noted during her remarks that one in four women and one in seven men will be raped or abused in their lifetime. “With numbers like that, there’s a strong likelihood of you knowing somebody who is surviving, or there’s a strong likelihood you are the survivor of rape and abuse,” Haney said. “… That’s too many. That’s one too many survivors in this community. … The only way we will end it is by standing up and saying ‘no more.’”


A pair of unnamed walkers pump their fists during Wednesday evening’s Sexual Assault Awareness Walk sponsored by CASA. “The reason we do this walk and the reason CASA makes the noise and we fill this lawn with you guys tonight is to raise awareness of the problem that rape and abuse poses in this country and this community,” CASA Executive Director Lori Haney said during her remarks at the Pettis County Courthouse.


CASA hosts annual Sexual Assault Awareness Walk

From left, Chelly Reimund, who has stayed at CASA with her daughter, Darla Weatherholt, of the Pettis County Community Partnership, Rebecca Shaumeyer, who received assistance from CASA, and Lori Haney, Executive Director of CASA, hold the CASA banner Wednesday evening as they lead the annual Sexual Assault Awareness Walk on Ohio Avenue as they walk up the sidewalk to the Pettis County Courthouse. CASA — Citizens Against Spouse Abuse — hosts the walk each April beginning at Bothwell Regional Health Center and ending at the Courthouse, which represents the journey an assault or rape victim takes from medical help to the justice system. For those who need assistance, contact the CASA hotline at 800-894-1151 or the CASA office at 660-827-5555.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_TSD042116CASAWalk.jpgFrom left, Chelly Reimund, who has stayed at CASA with her daughter, Darla Weatherholt, of the Pettis County Community Partnership, Rebecca Shaumeyer, who received assistance from CASA, and Lori Haney, Executive Director of CASA, hold the CASA banner Wednesday evening as they lead the annual Sexual Assault Awareness Walk on Ohio Avenue as they walk up the sidewalk to the Pettis County Courthouse. CASA — Citizens Against Spouse Abuse — hosts the walk each April beginning at Bothwell Regional Health Center and ending at the Courthouse, which represents the journey an assault or rape victim takes from medical help to the justice system. For those who need assistance, contact the CASA hotline at 800-894-1151 or the CASA office at 660-827-5555.

CASA Executive Director Lori Haney shakes hands with Mayor Stephen Galliher after he gave a proclamation declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Sedalia during CASA’s annual Sexual Assault Awareness Walk events at the Pettis County Courthouse Wednesday evening. The event included the walk, the proclamation, a survivor’s speech, live music, and activities for kids such as face painting and ice cream.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_TSD042116CASAWalk2.jpgCASA Executive Director Lori Haney shakes hands with Mayor Stephen Galliher after he gave a proclamation declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Sedalia during CASA’s annual Sexual Assault Awareness Walk events at the Pettis County Courthouse Wednesday evening. The event included the walk, the proclamation, a survivor’s speech, live music, and activities for kids such as face painting and ice cream.

About 70 citizens walk down Ohio Avenue and onto the sidewalk leading up to the Pettis County Courthouse during CASA’s annual Sexual Assault Awareness Walk Wednesday evening. CASA Executive Director Lori Haney noted during her remarks that one in four women and one in seven men will be raped or abused in their lifetime. “With numbers like that, there’s a strong likelihood of you knowing somebody who is surviving, or there’s a strong likelihood you are the survivor of rape and abuse,” Haney said. “… That’s too many. That’s one too many survivors in this community. … The only way we will end it is by standing up and saying ‘no more.’”
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_TSD042116CASAWalk3.jpgAbout 70 citizens walk down Ohio Avenue and onto the sidewalk leading up to the Pettis County Courthouse during CASA’s annual Sexual Assault Awareness Walk Wednesday evening. CASA Executive Director Lori Haney noted during her remarks that one in four women and one in seven men will be raped or abused in their lifetime. “With numbers like that, there’s a strong likelihood of you knowing somebody who is surviving, or there’s a strong likelihood you are the survivor of rape and abuse,” Haney said. “… That’s too many. That’s one too many survivors in this community. … The only way we will end it is by standing up and saying ‘no more.’”

A pair of unnamed walkers pump their fists during Wednesday evening’s Sexual Assault Awareness Walk sponsored by CASA. “The reason we do this walk and the reason CASA makes the noise and we fill this lawn with you guys tonight is to raise awareness of the problem that rape and abuse poses in this country and this community,” CASA Executive Director Lori Haney said during her remarks at the Pettis County Courthouse.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_TSD042116CASAWalk4.jpgA pair of unnamed walkers pump their fists during Wednesday evening’s Sexual Assault Awareness Walk sponsored by CASA. “The reason we do this walk and the reason CASA makes the noise and we fill this lawn with you guys tonight is to raise awareness of the problem that rape and abuse poses in this country and this community,” CASA Executive Director Lori Haney said during her remarks at the Pettis County Courthouse.

From left, Chelly Reimund, who has stayed at CASA with her daughter, Darla Weatherholt, of the Pettis County Community Partnership, Rebecca Shaumeyer, who received assistance from CASA, and Lori Haney, Executive Director of CASA, hold the CASA banner Wednesday evening as they lead the annual Sexual Assault Awareness Walk on Ohio Avenue as they walk up the sidewalk to the Pettis County Courthouse. CASA — Citizens Against Spouse Abuse — hosts the walk each April beginning at Bothwell Regional Health Center and ending at the Courthouse, which represents the journey an assault or rape victim takes from medical help to the justice system.

For those who need assistance, contact the CASA hotline at 800-894-1151 or the CASA office at 660-827-5555.

CASA Executive Director Lori Haney shakes hands with Mayor Stephen Galliher after he gave a proclamation declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Sedalia during CASA’s annual Sexual Assault Awareness Walk events at the Pettis County Courthouse Wednesday evening. The event included the walk, the proclamation, a survivor’s speech, live music, and activities for kids such as face painting and ice cream.

About 70 citizens walk down Ohio Avenue and onto the sidewalk leading up to the Pettis County Courthouse during CASA’s annual Sexual Assault Awareness Walk Wednesday evening. CASA Executive Director Lori Haney noted during her remarks that one in four women and one in seven men will be raped or abused in their lifetime. “With numbers like that, there’s a strong likelihood of you knowing somebody who is surviving, or there’s a strong likelihood you are the survivor of rape and abuse,” Haney said. “… That’s too many. That’s one too many survivors in this community. … The only way we will end it is by standing up and saying ‘no more.’”

A pair of unnamed walkers pump their fists during Wednesday evening’s Sexual Assault Awareness Walk sponsored by CASA. “The reason we do this walk and the reason CASA makes the noise and we fill this lawn with you guys tonight is to raise awareness of the problem that rape and abuse poses in this country and this community,” CASA Executive Director Lori Haney said during her remarks at the Pettis County Courthouse.

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