Alton Memorial Hospital will host the 15th annual Memorial Service for Domestic Violence Victims and their families later today.  Third Judicial Circuit Family Violence Prevention Council will team up with Alton Memorial, Oasis Women’s Center and other groups to remember and honor abuse victims, including six victims from Madison County who died in domestic violence related circumstances in the past year.

According to the groups, over 100 victims of abuse have died in Madison County since 1996.  The service will be held today from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Healing Garden at Alton Memorial. The free event is open to the public and includes a light buffet at the conclusion.  The Madison County Child Advocacy Center, Zonta Club of Alton-Wood River, Call for Help, Refuge and the YWCA of Alton are also co-sponsors of the event.


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