Governor Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed April as “Sexual Assault Awareness Month” in Michigan to draw attention to the widespread impact of sexual violence. Statistics indicate that in the U.S., 1 in 6 women and one 1 in 33 men have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime. Rape and other crimes of sexual violence have a devastating impact on the lives of victims and their communities. To create public awareness, Blue Water Safe Horizons is holding its’ 4th Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Walk. The walk will take place Saturday, April 27, beginning at a new location this year; the First Congregational Church of Port Huron. More than 100 people are expected to attend, raising awareness of sexual violence and supporting survivors The walk is a family event. Coffee and registration for the walk begins at 9:00 a.m. At 9:30 a.m., the nearly 2-mile walk will begin. The event is free of charge and will be hosted by Blue Water Safe Horizons staff and volunteers. A free breakfast at the church will follow the walk. Participants are encouraged to wear the color teal, which is the official color of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Official walk t-shirts may be purchased at Papaya Branch Boutique in downtown Port Huron. Donations also will be accepted at the walk.