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Dixon hosts special 5K
to 'Fight the Silence'
surrounding sexual abuse

From the July 26, 2017 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
   Marion County native Rebecca Dixon and a large team of supporters hosted the first Fight the Silence 5K last week at Rotary Park in Columbus. The event was held to raise awareness about sexual abuse, as well as to raise funds to help victims.
   As runners raced along the scenic Riverwalk they were greeted with signs that reminded them about how many people suffer abuse. However, it was far from a somber event, as the organizer and the friends and family who helped were full of excitement and friendly greetings.
   "I want to thank all of the participants, the sponsors, and volunteers who helped make this possible," said Rebecca Dixon. "I am so happy to have received so much support."
   Sponsors for the event were The Dime Store, City of Buena Vista Recreation Department, Moon Rogers ... The rest of the story.