Nonprofit uses purple nail polish to promote domestic violence awareness

A nonprofit group is encouraging people to paint their nails purple in honor of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Safe Horizon says it's "Put The Nail In It" campaign focuses on putting

News 12 Staff

Oct 22, 2016, 4:16 AM

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Nonprofit uses purple nail polish to promote domestic violence awareness
A nonprofit group is encouraging people to paint their nails purple in honor of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Safe Horizon says it's "Put The Nail In It" campaign focuses on putting an end to domestic violence. They say the movement was started when former NFL player Ray Rice was caught on camera abusing his girlfriend. 
"By talking about it, we can inspire others to come forward," says Safe Horizon advocate Maria Corral. "We can allow them to see the hope, the safety and that there is security in organizations like Safe Horizon that can provide help."
The organization says one in four women and one in seven men experience domestic violence.
Safe Horizon is asking everyone to take a vow by painting their nails purple and posting it on social media.


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