The U.S. Army Garrison Fort Knox Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention Program is hosting "Walking for 7623+" Sept. 23-27 and encouraging community members to get involved in supporting survivors of sexual assault.
In fiscal 2018, Department of Defense officials received 7,623 reports of sexual assault. The goal of the campaign each year is to make community members aware of the presence of sexual assault by cumulatively walking at least the number of laps that represent how many sexual assaults were reported during the previous year.
This year's event will take place at the physical training track located behind Natcher Physical Fitness Center from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 23-26 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 27.
Community members are asked to help bring about awareness to the issue by pledging laps they are willing to walk at the event. Volunteers are also needed to fill various support roles during the weeklong event, such as check in/out, lap counting, and more.
For more information or to volunteer, call 502-624-3323.