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April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted by Woodlands Traveler on April 3, 2013 in Business Spotlight, Services |

The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. SAAM raises public awareness about sexual violence, and helps to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

According to RAINN (2010) someone is sexually assaulted every two minutes in the United States. It could be your son or daughter, your brother or sister, your spouse or a friend. On average, 44% of victims are under the age of 18; 80% are under age 30. As many as 54% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police, and an astonishing 97% of rapist will never face jail time. Approximately 2/3 of assaults are committed by someone known to the victim, and 38% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance.

It is imperative that everyone takes a stand!

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Nina Carlson, owner of N-Style Hair Salon, located in Grogan’s Mill Village Center is working with the Montgomery County Women’s Center to create a world without violence. During April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, N Style Salon is collecting items for the victims of sexual assault. The items requested for donation include: deodorant, razors, shampoo & conditioner, hair brushes, combs, styling aids, body lotion, face wash, mascara, lipstick and rubber gloves (sizes medium and large).

As an extra incentive, N Style Salon is offering a 25% discount on the purchase of products donated for the awareness campaign through the month of April. Individuals and companies are being asked to participate with single items or cases. Items can be delivered to N Style Salon, 7 Switchbud Place, Suite 189 in The Woodlands (77380), Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM daily.

nina carlson and staff at n-style salon

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