Bay Pines VA to Host Domestic Violence Awareness Walk on Oct. 30 - Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
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Bay Pines VA to Host Domestic Violence Awareness Walk on Oct. 30

October 19, 2017

Participants encouraged to “turn the medical center campus purple”

 Women wearing purple ribbons to bring awareness to domestic violence.

BAY PINES, FL – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) is bringing awareness to this important issue by hosting an awareness walk at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center Campus on Monday, October 30, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The walk will start between buildings 100 and 1 and will continue around Timuchuan Lake. Click here to view the event location. The event is open to the public. Participants are encouraged to wear purple attire to the event which symbolizes support and advocacy of domestic violence victims.

For more information about this event, please contact the Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Program Coordinator, at 727 398-6661, extension 15135.

About the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

The Bay Pines VAHCS is one of the nation’s leading VA healthcare systems, employing more than 4,000 medical professionals and support staff dedicated to providing the very best care to Veterans residing in southwest Florida. The organization is the fifth busiest VA health care system in the country in terms of patients served and is accredited by The Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and several other nationally recognized accrediting organizations. The Bay Pines VAHCS operates nine facilities to include the main medical center located in Bay Pines and outpatient clinics located in Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring. To learn more, please visit, like us on Facebook at, or follow us on Twitter at