The Laura Kate Winterbottom Memorial Fund will hold its 9th annual Laura’s March to End Sexual Violence 5k Walk/Run at Oakledge Park in Burlington on Saturday, Sept. 12.
To date the LKW Fund has donated nearly $130,000 to over forty different Chittenden County and Vermont-based organizations. This year’s March will raise money for the Pride Center of Vermont, the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program at UVM Medical Center, and for a collaborative project between HOPE Works and Champlain College’s Emergent Media Center.
The Laura Kate Winterbottom Memorial Fund is a non-profit foundation established in 2005 by the family and friends of Laura Kate Winterbottom after her abduction, rape, and murder on March 8 of that same year. One of its primary missions is ending sexual violence and assisting survivors. At the time of her passing, Laura was a children’s art teacher and a dedicated community volunteer.
Laura’s marchers can register online for the event, or on the day of the march starting at 9am. After welcoming remarks by Mayor Weinberg, and a keynote address by Karen Tronsgard-Scott, Executive Director of the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, the march along the Burlington Bike Path will begin at 10am.
For more information about The Laura Kate Winterbottom Memorial Fund or Laura’s March to End Sexual Violence, please visit www.firstgiving.com/lkwfund or www.facebook.com/LKWFund.
Laura’s March is sponsored in part by Mary Powell & Mark Brooks, Champlain College, KSV, National Life Group, and Vermont Energy Investment Corp.
For more information go to www.lkwfund.org.