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Posted on: September 23, 2019

Help M-NCPPC Shatter the Silence: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 23, 2019 
Lakeisha Robinson 301-459-9088 - or – 

Help M-NCPPC Shatter the Silence:

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 

Riverdale, MD – This October, Maryland-National Capital Park Police goes ‘purple’ for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). In previous years, the Department of Parks and Recreation Park Police have raised and donated thousands of dollars to the Prince George’s County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center (DVSAC).

This year, M-NC Park Police, Prince George’s County Division, is recognizing DVAM with two “Shatter the Silence” events. First, a banquet and silent auction at the Newton White Mansion, October 18, with live music and dinner by Catering by Vest. All donations and funds raised will go to DVSAC at the end of October.

WHAT: "Shatter the Silence" Banquet and Silent Auction

WHEN: Friday, October 18, 2019, from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

WHERE: Newton White Mansion, 2708 Enterprise Road, Mitchellville, MD 20721

COST: $75 per person

The 5K Walk/Run, co-hosted with the University of Maryland Capital Region Health, is on Saturday, October 26 at Watkins Regional Park (rain date Sunday, October 27). Last year, 600 participants registered to highlight the problem of domestic violence in our community. To participate or volunteer for this year’s 5K, contact Lieutenant Vereen Barton, (240) 417-8149.

WHAT: "Shatter the Silence" on Domestic Violence 5K

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

COST: FREE, registration required

To honor DVAM, M-NC Park Police has received fundraising support from local organizations, including CarMax, Tanger Outlets, The First Baptist Church of Glenarden, The First Baptist Church of Highland Park, Target, Pepsi Co., and more.

 In addition to the corporate contributions and sponsored events, “Shatter the Silence” t-shirts are available for purchase for $10 (size Medium and Large) and $12 (size X-Large- 4X-Large). Mousepads are also available for $10. If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt, mousepad, or making a donation, contact Lieutenant Vereen Barton, (240) 417-8149. Monetary donations from the public can also be sent directly to or 240-304-6304.

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