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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Wandra Byrd (left) an abuse survivor, comforts Lisa Hager, who wept while listening to her daughter, Jessica Hager, recount her sexual abuse story at the first stop on the awareness walk. Safe Alliance's 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Walk for Mecklenburg County takes place in uptown Charlotte. Walkers, many of whom include survivors of sexual assault, began registering at 9:30 a.m. in the Children and Family Services Center lobby, 601 East 5th Street in Charlotte. Along the one mile looping route, they will make four stops to hear speakers on Saturday, April 26 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Sarah Transier (right with blue sign), 21, a sexual abuse survivor, was one of the approximately 50 people who walked to raise awareness for the issue of sexual abuse. Safe Alliance's 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Walk for Mecklenburg County takes place in uptown Charlotte. Walkers, many of whom include survivors of sexual assault, began registering at 9:30 a.m. in the Children and Family Services Center lobby, 601 East 5th Street in Charlotte. Along the one mile looping route, they will make four stops to hear speakers on Saturday, April 26 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Safe Alliance's 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Walk for Mecklenburg County takes place in uptown Charlotte. Walkers, many of whom include survivors of sexual assault, began registering at 9:30 a.m. in the Children and Family Services Center lobby, 601 East 5th Street in Charlotte. Along the one mile looping route, they will make four stops to hear speakers on Saturday, April 26 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Safe Alliance's 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Walk for Mecklenburg County takes place in uptown Charlotte. Walkers, many of whom include survivors of sexual assault, began registering at 9:30 a.m. in the Children and Family Services Center lobby, 601 East 5th Street in Charlotte. Along the one mile looping route, they will make four stops to hear speakers on Saturday, April 26 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Participants wait to start the Sexual Assault Awareness Walk Saturday. Safe Alliance's 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Walk for Mecklenburg County takes place in uptown Charlotte. Walkers, many of whom include survivors of sexual assault, began registering at 9:30 a.m. in the Children and Family Services Center lobby, 601 East 5th Street in Charlotte. Along the one mile looping route, they will make four stops to hear speakers on Saturday, April 26 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Teal ribbons were worn by participants in the Sexual Assault Awareness Walk Saturday. Safe Alliance's 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Walk for Mecklenburg County takes place in uptown Charlotte. Walkers, many of whom include survivors of sexual assault, began registering at 9:30 a.m. in the Children and Family Services Center lobby, 601 East 5th Street in Charlotte. Along the one mile looping route, they will make four stops to hear speakers on Saturday, April 26 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Natalie Media brought her dog , Peanut, to the Sexual Assault Awareness Walk Saturday. Safe Alliance's 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Walk for Mecklenburg County takes place in uptown Charlotte. Walkers, many of whom include survivors of sexual assault, began registering at 9:30 a.m. in the Children and Family Services Center lobby, 601 East 5th Street in Charlotte. Along the one mile looping route, they will make four stops to hear speakers on Saturday, April 26 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Shirley Nottingham (left with sign), was one of the approximately 50 people who participated in the Sexual Assault Awareness Walk Saturday. Safe Alliance's 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Walk for Mecklenburg County takes place in uptown Charlotte. Walkers, many of whom include survivors of sexual assault, began registering at 9:30 a.m. in the Children and Family Services Center lobby, 601 East 5th Street in Charlotte. Along the one mile looping route, they will make four stops to hear speakers on Saturday, April 26 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Jessica Hager, 24, was one of the speakers who told their abuse story Saturday during the Sexual Assault Awareness Walk. Safe Alliance's 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Walk for Mecklenburg County takes place in uptown Charlotte. Walkers, many of whom include survivors of sexual assault, began registering at 9:30 a.m. in the Children and Family Services Center lobby, 601 East 5th Street in Charlotte. Along the one mile looping route, they will make four stops to hear speakers on Saturday, April 26 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Catherine Kelly, 20, is a sexual assault survivor. Safe Alliance's 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Walk for Mecklenburg County takes place in uptown Charlotte. Walkers, many of whom include survivors of sexual assault, began registering at 9:30 a.m. in the Children and Family Services Center lobby, 601 East 5th Street in Charlotte. Along the one mile looping route, they will make four stops to hear speakers on Saturday, April 26 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Johanna Covault (left), a rape crisis volunteer coordinator and Cori Goldstein, Mecklenburg Sexual Trauma Resource Center Supervisor, organized the Sexual Assault Awareness Walk. Safe Alliance's 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Walk for Mecklenburg County takes place in uptown Charlotte. Walkers, many of whom include survivors of sexual assault, began registering at 9:30 a.m. in the Children and Family Services Center lobby, 601 East 5th Street in Charlotte. Along the one mile looping route, they will make four stops to hear speakers on Saturday, April 26 2014.
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