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Robbins plans walk for peace on Saturday

Robbins Mayor Tyrone Ward has a slogan he shares when he’s proactive in things that involve his constituents.

“We’re not just talking the talk, we’re walking the walk,” the mayor says. “They (community) think it is a great idea and they are very supportive.”

Ward and the Village of Robbins has partnered up with the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s South Suburban Center for the Walk Against Violence scheduled for Saturday.

The 3K run/1.5K walk will start on the 13600 block of south Sawyer Avenue in Robbins at 8 a.m. Points of interest during the run/walk will include the National Guard Armory on Springfield Avenue and William Leonard Public Library.

The participation fee for the walk is $10.

According to the mayor’s office, the walk is a community affair for the entire Cook County Region. Anti-Violence organizations throughout the Southland are encouraged to promote their organization at the event free of charge.

The YWCA, the village’s partner in sponsoring the event, operates rape crisis hotlines in the city and suburbs, delivering prevention education and providing medical and legal advocacy, outreach and counseling to survivors of sexual assault.

In March of this year, Ward and the village presented a Proclamation Against Violence to its citizens. The proclamation was a pledge to meet the needs of all survivors of violence from Robbins’ political leaders and the Robbins Police Department.

“This particular event is the first of many efforts we are going to do to show our community our commitment to preventing violent crimes,” Ward said. “We want the victims to know that they are not alone in this endeavor.”

For more information, contact Ward’s office at 708-385-8940.



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