Safety Team Update

March 10, 2017

One of the primary beneficiaries of Laura’s March 2017 was The Safety Team, whose mission is to promote the well-being, safety, and empowerment of women by teaching them self-defense and risk-reduction strategies. Executive Director Christine DeBlasio has been keeping us informed of the progress of The Safety Team workshops and reports that they are increasingly…

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Preventing Teen Dating Violence

February 7, 2017

February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month. Violence may be in the form of physical, sexual, or psychological abuse but may also include harassment and stalking. The main keys to preventing dating violence are the following: Be aware of what constitutes inappropriate, abusive relationships to reduce risk factors Learn the skills and methods that are…

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Sally Borden and Laura’s Spirit Award

August 25, 2016

Sally Borden, the Executive Director of the KidSafe Collaborative, is the recipient of the Laura’s March 2016 Laura’s Spirit Award. The KidSafe Collaborative, located in Burlington, is a premier child welfare organization whose mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect. At KidSafe since 1998, Sally became its executive director in 2001. In recognition of…

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Laura’s March 2016

July 11, 2016

Laura’s March on Saturday, September 10 at Oakledge Park will be the 10th and last one. However, we want to reassure our supporters that we have taken measures to ensure that Laura’s Fund will continue long into the future and continue to fulfill its mission and purpose. We hope to have the greatest turnout ever…

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April is Sexual Assault Prevention Month

April 4, 2016

Less than every two minutes, another person in the United States is sexually assaulted. Knowing how to prevent sexual assault is a key tool in empowering those at risk, which include practically anyone of any age, race, ethnicity, or gender; and it is a key tool in decreasing the likelihood of assault happening. Become familiar…

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Remembering Debbie Gilbert

March 17, 2016

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Debbie Gilbert. A friend of Laura and a long-term member of the LKW Fund Executive Board, Debbie passed away on Friday, March 11th after a long, courageous struggle against severe heart and lung ailments. As Treasurer of the LKW Fund, Debbie’s efficient administration of the registration process…

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Laura’s Art at Art Hop

September 8, 2015

Laura was a prolific mixed-media artist and produced an abundant number of works that we have been showing during Art Hop each year. On September 11, 12, and 13, Art Hop weekend, 4 of her collages will be on display at WND&WVF on 688 Pine Street. Please stop by to check them out and to…

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Karen Tronsgard-Scott: Laura’s March 2015 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

August 4, 2015

We are honored to have Karen Tronsgard-Scott, the Executive Director of the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, as the Laura’s March 2015 keynote speaker. A nationally recognized leader and facilitator on issues related to ending gender-based violence, leadership, and creating change through working in coalition, Karen has worked with groups and individuals throughout…

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Remembering Barb Bardin

May 1, 2015

My family and I are very saddened by the passing of Barb Bardin. We met Barb in 2007 when we were planning the first Laura’s March and looking for a place to host a luncheon for friends and family after the March. Splash, owned by Barb, happened to be the first place Ned and I…

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