Supporters walk tall to benefit Rape Crisis Center
|Photos courtesy of Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC|
“It’s always impressive to see how passionate the community gets about this cause,” said Getta Cornici, event organizer. “Not only do men literally walk in women’s shoes, but they spend months in advance raising money for their teams.”
The keynote speaker, Akron Deputy Mayor Dave Lieberth, told the crowd that women usually wear high heels when they’re stepping out, and on Friday men put them on to step up.
Organizers report that more than 40 teams participated in the event, and Team KNR, the law firm of Kisling, Nestico and Redick (KNR) LLC, shown at right top, raised the most — $5,109. Team Wookie was second, with $4,462, and Team SC Adult Probation Sex Offender Unit raised $3,293.
“I’m proud of the amount of money we raised and the great staff we have that gave up their personal time to support the social issues in our community,” said KNR founding partner Rob Nestico.
The team’s first-place trophy is shown at right bottom.
The Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties is a nonprofit organization serving sexual assault victims and co-survivors in Summit and Medina Counties in Northeast Ohio. The 24-hour crisis hotline is available at 330-434-7273 or 877-906-7273.
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