By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – They’ll be walking this weekend  to raise money for Philadelphia’s domestic violence hotline, and participant registration for the benefit  is taking place now.

It’s the fourth Annual “Walk to End Domestic Violence,” taking place this Saturday morning along  Martin Luther  King Drive.

“Registration is five dollars and above — you can give as much as you like,” says Pennsylvania state senator LeAnna Washington, who is hosting the event.   “You get a t-shirt.  There will be a small program, it won’t be very long, and we begin walking at 10 o’clock.”

washington leanna sen sm 4th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence This Weekend In Philadelphia

(State Sen. LeAnna Washington. Image provided)

Washington (right) is a domestic violence survivor herself.   She says money raised will benefit the city’s only domestic abuse hotline.

“They offer resources.  They tell you where there is a safe house if you want to leave and you have nowhere to go.  Women Against Abuse has several locations where woman can go with their children and be safe from the person who might be the predator or whatever they are doing to them,” Washington tells KYW Newsradio.

The toll-free hotline number  is 1-866-SAFE-014.

To register for the walk, go to

Reported by John McDevitt, KYW Newsradio 1060


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