The entire Sharks playing group and coaches, along with football and leagues club staff, Mayor Carmelo Pesce, representatives from the Sharks Have Heart platinum partner Capital Bluestone, school children and members of the local community, walked from Wanda to North Cronulla today in support of White Ribbon Day.
Part of a global movement working to end men's violence against women, the aim of White Ribbon is to create an Australian society where all women can live in safety, free from violence and abuse.
The local area White Ribbon walk was from Don Lucas Reserve to Dunningham Park. Other White Ribbon Day events took place in engaging and spreading the positive messages to local communities at numerous venues around the country.
White Ribbon Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that works through a primary prevention approach in schools, workplaces and communities across Australia.
Through their programs and campaigns, White Ribbon engage with men to be part of the social change needed to prevent men's violence against women. Their vision is a nation that respects women, in which every woman lives in safety, free from all forms of men's abuse, a purpose to engage men to make women's safety a man's issue too.
The participation of the Sharks and Sharks Have Heart was a continuation of efforts to engage with the local community and to support significant events and initiatives.