During April, members of the Middlesex County community and partners of the Middlesex County Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition will show their support for survivors of sexual violence and raise awareness about the importance of prevention by “going teal.”
Statistics reveal that 1 in 4 females and 1 in 6 males will be sexually abused before age 18, and that 1 in 5 females and 1 in 71 males will experience sexual assault during their lifetime, according to information provided by the Middlesex County Office of Health Services.
The Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition offers the following tips on how to raise awareness and show support:
- Pick a date in April to have groups, such as co-workers and teams, wear teal.
- Host a community-based event with group activities and teal foods, such as cookies and cupcakes.
- Wear teal ribbons or stickers.
- Paint your nails teal.
- Post your event pictures on social media using #MCGoesTeal.
Contact the Middlesex County Center for Empowerment at 1-877-665-7273 for a list of additional suggestions or for #MCGoesTeal stickers.