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Opinion

November 3, 2011

Crisis center thanks walk-run supporters

To the editor:

The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center would like to thank our supporters who participated in the 20th Annual Walk Against Violence & Dorothy's Run 5K on Sunday, Oct. 16. Without their contributions and caring, we would be unable to provide the critical services for victims of family violence. We would like to acknowledge the support of our honorary chairs, Mayor Donna Holaday of Newburyport and Mayor Thatcher W. Kezer III of Amesbury.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this is an especially important year for us since it the 20th Annual Walk Against Violence & Dorothy's Run 5K. We hope that the event raised awareness of domestic violence in the communities we serve; and since the walk is our single largest fundraiser of the year, its success means we can continue to provide free programs and services to the adults and children impacted by family violence and abuse.

The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center would like to thank our Lead Sponsor, Institution for Savings, for supporting this event. Thanks also to Take Two for providing live entertainment for our participants.

We would also like to acknowledge and thank our other sponsors and supporters including: Trekker Sponsors: Citizens Bank Foundation; The Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank; Start & Finish Line Sponsors: Coastal Capital Group, Dietz & Lynch Capital; Interlocks Salon*Spa*Cosmetics; Rambler Sponsors: Arthur S. Page Insurance; Blue Ocean Music Hall; Chase & Lunt Insurance; First National Bank of Ipswich; New Balance Foundation; Wheelabrator North Andover, Inc.; The Bandstand Sponsors: "A Friend"; Anna Jaques Hospital; Matter Communications; TD Bank; The Provident Bank; St. James Episcopal Church, Amesbury; Information Area Sponsors: Tanya and Jason Nizialek; Judi Martino; Half Mile Marker Sponsors: Law Offices of Donald M. Greenough; Strem Chemical; Children's Area Sponsor: Colden & Seymour ENT; Michael Jewell and Moe Lord; Watering Hole Sponsors: Cote Plumbing & Heating, Inc.; Fritz DeGuglielmo, LLC; Peter and Patty Hoyt; Tanya and Jason Nizialek; Merrow's Inc.; Paul C. Rogers & Sons; Tommasino & Tommasino; Zar-Tech; Footstep Sponsors: "A Friend"; Amesbury Friends Meeting; Law Offices of Connolly & Connolly; Crystal Engineering; Dolan Financial Services; Patty Dorfman; Face to Face; Gonthier's Service Station, LLC; Healey, Deshaies, Gagliardi & Woelfel, PC; Helgard & Marina Kirsch; Kenneth C. Halkin Management Consulting; Laurie H. Knapp, CPA, PC; Sanford & Heidi Paek; Law Offices of Joyce E. Scott; Merrimack Valley Essentials; Newburyport Development; Media Sponsor: WNBP AM 1450 "The Legends"; Music Sponsor: Take Two.

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