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BATON ROUGE - April has been declared Crime Victims Awareness Month in East Baton Rouge Parish. This morning, Carolyn Stapleton, the board president for Baton Rouge Area Victims Empowered, stopped by 2une In to talk about their upcoming survivor tree lighting ceremony.

The group is sponsoring the event to bring awareness, recognition, and remembrance to victims and survivors of crime.

"The motto is, 'We can't forget what everyone else doesn't remember,'"said Stapleton.

The ceremony will be held Tuesday, April 9th at the United Methodist Church on North Boulevard near Ninth Street. There will be a short service in the church followed by the tree lighting.

"There are people that continue to suffer," said Stapleton. "When it comes into your life it breaks you into a million different pieces."

6:30pm: Write on Remembrance Ribbons and visit crime victims information tables
7:00pm: Ceremony in United Methodist Church
7:30pm: Dedication of Survivor Tree and Remembrance Ribbons pinning



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