A large crowd of local residents participated in the 2019 Walk A Mile event that began near Roop’s Fort. File photo

Registration open for annual Walk A Mile event

Registration is open for Lassen Family Services’ eighth annual Walk A Mile event, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24 at the Lassen County Fairgrounds.

The event features a one mile long walk along the Diamond Mountain Speedway to support survivors of sexual assault and child abuse. The purpose of the event is to inform the community of the prevalence of these crimes and provide information on the support services offered in Lassen County. There will be informational booths from various agencies throughout the county and surrounding areas.

Annually, Lassen Family Services hosts Walk A Mile at the end of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The motto of this year’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is “Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities.”

This year’s Walk A Mile will be a community educational training on the prevalence of sexual assault and child abuse. Walk A Mile will also raise essential funds for the Child Trauma Therapy program, which provides therapy to children who cannot receive services due to lack of insurance, transportation, or inability to find a therapist. This program is for children between the ages of 3-18 who have been victims of or witnessed traumatic events.

Register online at lfswalkamile.eventbrite.com, admission is free for those 17 and younger.

For more information, call Lassen Family Services at (530) 257-5459 or email [email protected]

Participants are reminded to wear masks and maintain appropriate social distancing.