Community residents across the Foothills will be seeing piles of purple this November in recognition of Family Violence Awareness Month.

Ally Cramm, Community Relations Coordinator for Rowan House, says they have plenty in store for the month, including the purple ribbon initiative.

"We go out into downtown Okotoks and High River and hang up purple ribbons that have little cards with different facts and statistics about family violence, so it's a passive way for people to learn more about the issue," she said.

Cramm says the "Lace Up for Rowan House campaign is in full swing in addition to the purple ribbons.

"We encourage people in the community to pick up a free pair of shoelaces, and change out your shoelaces for the purple ones, take a picture of you wearing the shoelaces, and share it on social media, tagging Rowan House and using the hash tag, Lace Up for Rowan House," she said.

Rowan House kicked off the month with a very successful "Breakfast With The Guys" this past Friday, where former Calgary Stampeder, Keon Raymond, spoke about his personal experience and views on family violence.

There are many campaigns taking place throughout the month of November, as Rowan House continues its education and prevention of domestic violence.

To find more information on these and other campaigns, visit

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