Buscetto Returns to Lead Walk-a-Thon for Domestic Violence Victims

Safe Futures, a non-profit serving victims of domestic violence, is pleased to have one of the community’s most civic-minded entrepreneurs back at the helm of its annual fundraiser that takes place in October during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

Mike Buscetto, III, the owner of Filomena’s restaurant in Waterford, returns this year as chairman of Safe Futures’ Annual 4k Safe Walk. The event serves to raise money in support of the services Safe Futures provides to some 10,000 clients annually across southeastern Connecticut. 

This year’s Safe Walk is at Waterford High School on Sunday, Oct. 17. Same day registration begins at 8:15 a.m. and walkers will begin circling the school’s outdoor track at 9:00a.m. 

Participants can also register ahead of the event online at Safe Futures Annual 4K Safe Walk 2021 (frontstream.com) or by visiting Buscetto’s restaurant where forms are also available. 

Buscetto is a past recipient of the Champion for Children Award given by the town of Waterford, as well as numerous other civic accolades. In 2012 he was hailed by local Rotarians as the Unsung Hero for Outstanding and Dedicated Service, and in 2009 was lauded by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut as the Revitalization leader of the Year. 

In addition to his work with Safe Futures, Buscetto also serves as chairman of the Waterford Youth and Family Advisory Board, a board member of Cactus Jack and supports Lawrence + Memorial Hospital as a member of the Community Hospital Council. 

      For general Safe Walk event information or sponsorship information, please contact Jane Cable at jcable@safefuturesct.org. For event sponsorship information contact Melissa Zaitchik at 860-447-0366, ext. 220 or mzaitchik@safefuturesct.org  

Safe Futures is a 50l(c)3 non-profit organization, a member agency of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and the only agency exclusively providing crisis intervention, shelter, ongoing support, and housing for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking in southeastern Connecticut.