October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and October 20th is Purple Thursday! As a co-sponsored event between the Family Medicine club and the American Medical Women’s Association, we would like to put purple ribbons in the LECOM Elmira front lobby for students, faculty, and staff to grab on their way into the building. They can be worn on our lanyards to raise awareness for domestic violence – an all to common situation that we may encounter and have to address with our future patients. We would also like to utilize the bulletin board outside of Student Affairs to highlight some statistics surrounding domestic violence and it’s prevalence in our community.