MUSC stands up against domestic violence with “Do No Harm” rally Tuesday

Copyright: MUSC Kathy Gill-Hopple, a forensic nurse examiner coordinator at MUSC and Karen Hughes, ADN, RN, SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse examiner) at MUSC Hold up DO NO HARM signs for domestic violence awareness

Domestic violence is a serious problem in South Carolina. The nonprofit Violence Policy Center ranks the state worst in the country when it comes to deadly violence against women. That is why on Tuesday, October 20 MUSC will stand up against domestic violence with the “Do No Harm” rally.

There will be informational booths, including one about SANE, or sexual assault nurse examiner’s program, at MUSC. Survivors will be on hand to tell their stories and Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen will give a presentation.There will also be about 50 pairs of empty shoes. Kathy Gill-Hopple, a forensic nurse examiner coordinator at MUSC who’s helping plan the event, said the shoes will symbolize the number of lives lost due to domestic violence homicide. “Our goal is to have the exact number of shoes for every person lost in 2014.”

What: “Do No Harm” rally designed to raise awareness about domestic violence

Where: MUSC Horseshoe (169 Ashley Ave, Charleston)

When: Tuesday, October 20 at 10am

 

 

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