Foxcroft Academy Students Take Part in Domestic Violence Awareness Race
Students at Foxcroft Academy are taking on a big task. ” Help support people that go through that pain of domestic violence,” said Gabi Henderson, a senior at the school, and student council president. The students will be running and walking in the 16th Annual Race to End Domestic Abuse. ” People want to do something and it’s so exciting to see a small community like Dover-Foxcroft and Guilford and Piscataquis County in general come together and say we don’t want this to happen anymore. Hopefully it makes a difference,” said Angie Alfonso, race coordinator with WomanCare. The students are helping spread awareness, and they’re learning something, too. ” Education, especially at an early age, may help prevent future instances of domestic abuse,” said Mark Chevalier, director of communications for Foxcroft Academy. ” They’re the next generation, they’re the ones that are gonna matter and we want the world to be a safer place for everybody,” added Alfonso. They’re expecting a good turnout of students at the race. ” I know for a fact a lot of students, especially sports teams, are going. Some clubs are going,” said Henderson. The goal is to put an end to domestic violence. The 16th Annual Race to End Domestic Abuse is Sunday, October 7th at the Piscataquis Community Elementary School in Guilford.It’s $20 per person to take part. Registration is at 11:30am. The run starts at 12:30pm and the walk will start at 1:00pm. For more information, or to register, call 564-8165.