Wildcats Walk the Walk When It Comes to Healthy Relationships

Students walk the campus mall in support of healthy relationships, racking up steps alongside the welded "Student Bodies" sculptures.

"How do you define love?" is answered in a variety of ways via Post-it Notes.

A formidable show of support is provided by Wildcat athletes ...

... including softball players (from left) Taylor A. Krew, Danielle R. Bonis and Taylor D. Brooks.

Not a bad day's work is the 1,019,553-yard total walked by participants during the six-hour event.

Members of the Penn College community rallied earlier this month to walk and/or run 1 million “Yards for Yeardley,” a national effort to raise awareness about relationship violence. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 4, faculty/staff and students – bolstered by a phenomenal turnout from Athletics as part of their NCAA Division III celebration – paid tribute to Yeardley Love, a University of Virginia lacrosse player beaten to death in 2010 by her ex-boyfriend. The group traveled 1,019,553 yards, nearly 580 miles.
Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer, and Mallory L. Weymer, coordinator of student health and wellness/suicide prevention specialist