Green Dot Maysville hosted a competitive walk around the block in its first 0.5K on Saturday, June 16.

Sixty individuals were registered, and despite temperatures in the 90s, dozens participated. Everyone received a participation medal, and awards were given in three categories: Biggest group – Sundog Yoga, best costumes – The Jokers, and last over the finish line – Daved and Amy Gallenstein.

Two pairs of Taylor Swift tickets, donated by WFTM, were also raffled. The winners were Gracie Story and Danny Chounard.

Green Dot is a nationally recognized strategy focused on preventing power-based personal violence – sexual violence, partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse, bullying, and stalking. The Green Dot strategy draws its name from the image of a map covered in red dots representing a terrible epidemic. In this image, a red dot represents any act of power-based personal violence. Green dots are just small, individual, manageable actions people can make to make it less likely that red dots show up on our community map.

The City of Maysville and Women’s Crisis Center envision a community where the norms are that violence will not be tolerated and everyone is expected to do their part. We know we can achieve this by having more green dots than red dots on the map.

It is our solid belief that if we want to prevent violence, we need to get as many people on board as possible. No matter who you are, you can be a part of the solution. Put a green dot on the map today!

To learn more about Green Dot, please visit our site at greendotgcky.org or our Facebook page Green Dot GC/KY.