More than 300 men, women and children laced up for Laurel House's annual 5K Dash in Upper Gwynedd on Sunday morning. Named for Pennsylvania's state flower, "Laurel House is a comprehensive domestic violence agency serving individuals, families and communitites throughout Montgomery County, Pennsylvania," according to the organization's website. The annual event raises about $20,000 for the organization, said press contact Tina Reynolds.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month; abuse affects men and women throughout the U.S. every day.
• More information on the warning signs of an abusive relationship
• See the included PDF for tips for talking to someone who is in an abusive relationship.