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Running for Abuse Victims

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Las Vegas-- The 4-kilometer run was a playful event, but there was a serious tone behind all of the fun.

About 50 people raced around Sunset Park. Some people tried besting their times; others tried to spread the word of Las Vegas' Rape Crisis Center by waving signs and talking with people.

The Rape Crisis Center offers counseling and education to victims and people affected.

The center has been in Southern Nevada for 40 years.

Daniele Dreitzer of the Rape Crisis Center said, "In the seventies when a lot of attention was starting to be paid finally for the violence against women, a lot of domestic violence and rape crisis center organizations started around that time."

The Rape Crisis Center has to do a lot of fundraising events like these.

If you would like to help in any fashion, you can go to and type in the keywords "Rape Crisis Center" for more details.

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