UB Medical Students Raise Domestic Violence Awareness

By Mara McGinnis

Release Date: October 7, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is challenging Western New Yorkers to run or walk in the fight against domestic violence in a 5K race to begin at 11 a.m. on Oct. 25 in Delaware Park.

The race will be part of a week-long effort by AMSA at UB to mark the 11th anniversary of the designation of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Registration, which will be $10 for students and $15 for other participants, will begin at 10 a.m. at the park's "Deli at Delaware," which also is the site of the start and finish line. All donations and proceeds will benefit Haven House, established by the Erie County Coalition Against Family Violence to provide shelter for abused women and children.

An ongoing "soap drive" also is being held by AMSA to collect feminine toiletries and other items for women at Haven House. Donations can be brought to the race.

All race participants will be registered for raffle prizes, including merchandise and gift certificates.

As part of the recognition of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Remla Parthasarathy, domestic violence community coordinator for Haven House, will speak at noon on Oct. 23 in Butler Auditorium in Farber Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus. The talk will be free and open to the public.