We hear about countless numbers of crimes everyday.  They're all over the news.  And each one has victims.  On April 18th, you can help those victims just by going for a walk or run.

For the past couple years, members of the Linn County criminal justice community plan the Go The Distance For Crime Victims 5k Run/Walk in conjuction with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 19 - 25, 2015).  The proceeds generated from this event will aid many different types of victims across Eastern Iowa, including survivors of homicide/vehicular homicide victims, domestic violence victims, victims of sexual assault and many other crime victims. Funds will be distributed by the Go the Distance for Crime Victims Committee to either crime victim programs in the community or individuals in need of assistance following their victimization, including but not limited to situations where court-ordered restitution either falls short or is unavailable.

What we love about this walk is the amount of families, strollers, and pets that come out for the event.  Not many run/walks allow this.  And then there's the stories from the many victims families that come out in support and tribute.  We love providing the support we can.

We encourage you to get involved in this walk, one of the first of the season.  Get registered and find out more by clicking the button below. We hope to see you at Thomas Park in Marion April 18th.

Victims of crime or service providers who would like to request needed funds may contact Diane Albers at diane.albers@linncounty.org or call 319-892-6350.