According to a release, Cornerstone—an organization working to prevent domestic abuse, as well as educate and advocate for social change—is hosting the event from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Purgatory Creek Park Pavilion, 13001 Technology Dr. in Eden Prairie:
"The vigil marks the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and will reflect the communities’ commitment to creating a society in which violence in families and relationships no longer exists.
"Joining the Cornerstone vigil are families who have lost loved ones to domestic violence in 2013."
According to Cornerstone, domestic abuse and violence has claimed the lives of more than 30 victims in Minnesota so far this year, surpassing the number of domestic violence-related homicides in 2012.
Cornerstone is based in Bloomington and serves Bloomington, Edina, Eden Prairie, Richfield, St. Louis Park and Brooklyn Park communities.
For more information, contact Bob Olson, a project coordinator with Cornerstone, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 952-646-6516.