Jennifer Jenkins of Bradley County and Penny Waldroup, both survivors of domestic violence, partnered to hold the event.
In addition to walking a section of the Cleveland/ Bradley County Greenway, participants had the opportunity to learn more about ending domestic violence.
Fun activities such as bubble blowing and face painting were also available.
Later in the evening, there was a balloon release. Each balloon had the name of a victim or survivor attached to it.
Jenkins said earlier in the week that the walk was part of her healing process.
Donations were accepted throughout the night. Jenkins said donations would be donated to the families of domestic violence victims and survivors. Part of the money raised will also be donated to the Family Violence Program at the Family Resource Agency. The program provides help to victims of domestic and sexual violence.
Jenkins said she hopes to make this a twice yearly event.
During the event, an independent film crew was capturing the event as part of a documentary for the “Makers of Memories” Foundation on Waldroup’s story.
Lynda Hansen, owner of the production company, said the story would be told from a child’s point of view.
She said the film will be completed in conjunction with a major awareness campaign by the foundation.
For those facing domestic violence, Jenkins said it is important to reach out to people you can trust. Calling the police or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 are also options. For more information about the Family Violence Program of the Family Resource Agency, call 479-9339 during normal business hours.