Help Erase Domestic Violence: Safe Futures’ Annual Safe Walk Let’s You Complete a 4K Your Way

The scourge of domestic violence in our communities is only worsened by the ongoing pandemic. Victims — adults and children alike — face not only the physical harm of living in a violent home but, should they flee, are now more likely to encounter homelessness and hunger.

Safe Futures continues to help families and individuals navigate these crises, and your support is vital to that effort. This year’s Annual 4K Safe Walk is a virtual, multi-day event that allows participants to help raise the funds needed to support victims and survivors.

This year, because it’s a virtual event, you can complete the four-kilometer distance any way you like! Run, walk, bike, hop, dance or cartwheel your way through your own 4K between Oct. 1 and Oct. 4. Participants can register online and take part as an individual or create a team.

Remember to tag Safe Futures in your social media posts as you complete the 4K Your Way, and you will have a chance to win prizes. The team that shows the most spirit during the event will win the Purple Sneaker! In 2019, the Purple Sneaker went to New London High School for incorporating its pep band, cheerleaders and student-athletes.

Registrants can help raise funds for Safe Futures through an easy-to-use web page. Templates are available to help send emails, as well. For more details on how to participate, visit A printable registration form is also available at under the Events tab.

The honorary chairperson for this year’s event is Mike Buscetto, owner of Filomena’s Restaurant in Waterford. Buscetto is an invaluable ally to Safe Futures, helping to raise awareness and bring community members together to stop domestic violence.

For those unable to participate in this year’s Safe Walk but who would still like to support this event, please contact Melissa Zaitchik ( at Safe Futures.

About Safe Futures
Safe Futures is a nonprofit organization that works to save lives, restore hope and change the future for those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and trafficking in southeastern Connecticut.