NORTH SALEM — A teen domestic violence awareness-raising event to memorialize the death of 17-year-old Elizabeth Butler is planned Sunday.
The 7th annual walk-a-thon and BBQ will begin at 9 a.m. at the North Salem Lion’s Club, Mills Road and Rte. 22.
The 2005 rape and fatal stabbing of Elizabeth Butler by an estranged older boyfriend shocked North Salem and moved her supporters to form a foundation to educate teens about the warning signs of dating violence and about the need for young adults to understand their self worth.
Activities will include an interactive martial arts safety demonstration, music entertainment, refreshments and free T-shirts for the first 200 participants who register.