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Students Help Kick Off White Ribbon Campaign at March 4 Men’s Basketball Game
On Saturday, March 4, Syracuse University will kick off the annual Vera House White Ribbon Campaign with an event at the men’s basketball game against Georgia Tech in the Carrier Dome. Students, staff, faculty and community members will be able to learn more about the 23rd Annual White Ribbon Campaign and lend their support during this event. The game begins at 4 p.m.
This year, community members are encouraged to ‘Stand With Us’ to end domestic and sexual violence.
Student volunteers will distribute White Ribbon Campaign awareness wristbands and collect donations at each Dome entrance. Vera House and Syracuse University representatives will also host information tables in the back court. Attendees can visit the tables to learn more about Vera House programs and services and learn more about student services and the University’s prevention and education efforts. White wristbands and paper ribbon cards will be available for purchase for $1 and chocolate bars for $2, with all proceeds benefiting Vera House.
The White Ribbon Campaign, organized by Vera House, runs through the month of March. This year, community members are encouraged to “Stand With Us” to end domestic and sexual violence. The 2016 campaign involved more than 22,000 people in the Greater Syracuse community. The white ribbons and wristbands distributed throughout the campaign make an important statement that you will never support, commit or remain silent about abuse. Money raised from the campaign supports Vera House education and awareness programs and services.