Inaugural Heel to Heal 5K Helps Victims of Sexual Assault


More than 100 people took the right steps to help local victims of sexual assault.

The Upper Ohio Valley Sexual Assault Help Center held their first ever Heel to Heal 5K Run and Walk Saturday at Warwood School.

Although some rain and gray skies could have scared off potential runners, more than 50 people per-registered for Saturday’s race.

Heel to Heal hopes to bring the awareness needed to end sexual violence in the Ohio Valley.

“It’s obviously not something that we want to have to use,but the services are there for people,” Co-Director of Heel to Heal 5K Alissa Quiroz said. “It’s very touching and very heart-warming to see that this many people care about this cause.”

In total 118 runners and walkers signed up for the Heel to Heal 5K.

The Upper Ohio Valley Sexual Assault Help Center is the only rape crisis center in the Northern Panhandle. 

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