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Students Step Up for Safe Walk

Students with glow in the dark sunglasses at Safewalk event

Saints showed up in full force for a great cause at the 2023 Safe Walk. A rainy night did nothing to dampen spirits as the hilltop community converged on the campus fieldhouse in support of healthy relationships.

Hosted by Women of Canterbury, the annual event featured various creative ways for attendees to walk laps around the gym—piggyback rides, conga lines, and more—but that was not all they did. There was music spun by student DJs Dominic Mazzuca ’24 and Riley Sherman ’24, Pickleball and other games, glow sticks, snacks, and much more.

Donations supported the Center for Empowerment & Education in Danbury, Connecticut, which provides counseling and advocacy, crisis intervention, and emergency shelter for victims of interpersonal violence.

Head of School Rachel Stone P ’23, ’24 was delighted by the dedication and enthusiasm of the students. “We are so proud of the members of Women of Canterbury for continuing to raise awareness about healthy relationships and equally proud of the entire Canterbury community for showing up to support this cause and stand together against domestic violence,” she said. “The turnout was powerful!”

It was another stellar event organized by Women of Canterbury and its Co-Presidents, Elsa Copeland ’24 and Madeline Diglio ’24, who were one hundred percent in agreement with Rachel about the active engagement of their fellow Saints. “We had an amazing turnout, with more than 100 boarding and day students as well as others from campus attending,” Maddie said. “We were so happy and appreciative to see the peer support and be able to increase awareness.” 

Big shoutout to all our participants and donors!