Victims’ Rights 5K Run/Walk
George Mason University
Merten Hall Lawn
April 11th 2019
Race Begins at Noon
Each April for the past 23 years, University Life departments, Mason Athletics and Mason Police and community sponsors have continued to honor the legacy of former student athlete, Aimee Willard. Aimee Willard was a Mason soccer and lacrosse player that was murdered in Philadelphia on her way home from a night out with her friends. “Aimee’s Law,” named for her, gained U.S. Senate approval as an amendment to the Juvenile Justice bill. Aimee’s Law seeks to punish states that release convicted murderers, rapists or child molesters if those felons commit another violent crime in the future.
The Victims’ Rights Run/Walk is an interactive way to engage students to help them learn about all types of violence to included interpersonal violence and raise money for a great cause.
- Student Support and Advocacy Center
- Housing and Residence Life
- Mason Athletics
- Department of Police and Public Safety
- Human Resources and Payroll
- Parking Services
Each April since 1981, the Office of Victims’ Rights has helped lead communities throughout the country in their observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Rallies, candlelight vigils, and a host of commemorative activities are held each year to promote victims’ rights and to honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.
Visit the Office for Victims of Crime website for more information.