'Dine out for Safety' raises money, awareness on sexual assault - Tucson News Now

'Dine out for Safety' raises money, awareness on sexual assault

(Source: Gentle Ben's / Twitter) (Source: Gentle Ben's / Twitter)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Dozens of restaurants are stepping up against sexual assault Wednesday as part of an annual "Dine out for Safety" event. 

The event encourages the community to support survivors of sexual abuse and assault by simply gathering up their friends and family and going out for dinner.

It's held every year in April as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

At the end of the day, owners of each restaurant participating will donate a portion of money raised to help advocate groups.

In 2016, the event raised $44,000 for people here in Pima County.

According to CODAC, someone is affected by sexual violence every 2.5 minutes.

One in five women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime.

Restaurants include Gentle Ben's Brewing Co., Kingfisher Bar & Grill and more.

To see the full list, CLICK HERE: http://bit.ly/2pfTdHy

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