On Sept. 5, native Hoosier Anita Carpenter, CEO of the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault (INCASA) will walk across Indiana to raise awareness and funding for the coalition and survivors of sexual violence.
The walk will take more than 10 consecutive days, starting in Richmond and ending in Terre Haute. Carpenter will walk approximately 150 miles.
"Far too many survivors of sexual violence walk their healing journey all alone," Carpenter said. "Sexual violence affects so many lives. One in seven women, one in four girls, one in six boys, and one in 12 men will be sexually assaulted. Each of us has an opportunity to speak out against this life devastating crime."
Carpenter will walk alone during the journey.
"It won't be easy, but the journey to healing for someone who has been sexually assaulted is never easy," she said.
Sponsors for the walk include HJ Spier Insurance Company and the law offices of Amy M. Jones.
Those interested in supporting the cause may make donations to INCASA through online contributions at http://www.firstgiving.com/incasa, or by mail to INCASA at 55 Monument Circle, Ste. 1224, Indianapolis, 46204.
INCASA is the statewide leader and resource committed to advocacy, training, public awareness, information and support to professionals, survivors and communities regarding sexual violence.
Anyone interested in information or assistance may contact the coalition through its website at www.incasa.org or calling 1-800-691-2272.