Kiwanis Club 5K Walk for Ersilia on Sept. 28 at Glendale Park
The Kiwanis Club of Everett, in collaboration with the City of Everett and the Cataldo family, is conducting a 1st Annual 5K Walk for Ersilia on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Glendale Park, Everett, in honor of our beloved former member and Vice President, the late Ersilia Cataldo Matarazzo. Our aim is to raise awareness about the problem of domestic violence and the severe destruction it produces, especially for women and families. All proceeds from the Walk will be given directly to the Ersilia Cataldo Matarazzo Memorial Fund by Everett Kiwanis, a 501(c)(3) public charity. This fund will support domestic violence victims’ advocacy programs that provide comprehensive services to people in our community whose lives have been directly impacted by domestic violence: the award winning Portal To Hope and Everett’s model program – recognized by the United States Conference of Mayors – the Everett Victim Advocacy Project (EVAP). This fund will also endow a scholarship in Ersilia’s name for Everett students with demonstrated community service and a concentration in social work. Together, we will engage Everett citizens and the broader community to come together in a fun and basic activity of neighborly camaraderie that also projects our caring humanity.