East Greenbush run raises domestic violence awareness

June 10, 2018 09:27 PM

EAST GREENBUSH - Hundreds came out Sunday to fight against domestic violence.

The annual Run for Help 5K was held in East Greenbush. It's in memory of Liza Ellen Warner, Nikki Hart, Amber Fernald, and Jamie Martin.

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All four women were murdered by their husband or boyfriend. Liza's mother, Martha Lasher-Warner, says the run is about educating people that there is help.

“It's so important to raise awareness because there are so many women and men out there who are afraid to leave their abusers for whatever reason it may be,” she said. “It may be because they don't want to leave [their] pet. It could be because they're frightened. It could be because they're at higher risk to be murdered when they leave. It also could be because they don't have the financial means to leave."

All proceeds from the race benefit the Unity House domestic violence program.


WNYT Staff

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