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Gallery: Turningpoint Walk to Empower

The family of Sue Marie Weiland walked in her memory at Turningpoint's Walk to Empower Saturday, Oct. 14 in River Falls. Weiland, of Somerset, was killed by her ex-boyfriend after she left him after years of abuse, according to the website justiceforsue.com. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 9
(From left) Carley Heiser, Natalie Schmitz (holding Mazy) and Haley Doonan, members of the UW-River Falls SCA Club, showed their support to survivors of domestic and sexual violence at Turningpoint's Walk to Empower, held Saturday, Oct. 14 in River Falls. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 9
Katie Matejka and her two children, Cheyanne and Garrett, attended the Turningpoint Walk to Empower Saturday, Oct. 14 in River Falls. The walk began in Glen Park. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 9
People honked and waved in support as Turningpoint's Walk to Empower participants made their way down Main Street in River Falls Saturday morning, Oct. 14. Signs encouraged all to "shatter the silence." Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 9
The Turningpoint Walk to Empower drew participants from all over Saturday, Oct. 14 at Glen Park in River Falls, who showed their support to victims of sexual and domestic violence. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 9
Shawnah Breault of Somerset proudly holds her sign at the Turningpoint Walk to Empower Saturday, Oct. 14 in River Falls. The small business owner is a loyal supporter of the organization. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia6 / 9
(From left): Elizabeth Westby, Jodi Walker, Tori Walker, Terri Harnell and Maggie McIntyre held signs they carried in Turningpoint's Walk to Empower Saturday, Oct. 14 in River Falls. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia7 / 9
Turningpoint’s Walk to Empower, held Saturday, Oct. 14 in River Falls, gathered together people who marched in solidarity down Main Street supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The public was invited to the event, which started in Glen Park and featured a photo booth, games for children, face painting and treats. Turningpoint offers safety, support and strength to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia8 / 9
People supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence took the opportunity Saturday, Oct. 14 to pose in Turningpoint's photo booth at the Walk to Empower in Glen Park. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia9 / 9

Turningpoint's Walk to Empower was held Saturday, Oct. 14 in River Falls. Participants marched in support of survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

The march began at Glen Park and looped down Main Street and back.

For more information about Turningpoint's services, visit www.turningpoint-wi.org.

Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in Febraury 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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