Helping Victims Arise

By Nick Masuda   |   December 14, 2021
Participants ready to take on the Arise 5K Walk and Run

Leadbetter Beach was bustling with activity early Saturday morning, with ARISE Women’s Conference hosting the 2021 5K Walk and Run that supports the Santa Barbara Mission’s Bethel House Women’s Residential Treatment Program.

ARISE is a nonprofit organization that supports women from domestic violence shelters and drug rehabilitation homes, helping them “arise from their past to a new life.”

The “friend-raiser” started at the Leadbetter picnic area, stretched down to Chase Palm Park on Cabrillo Boulevard and returned to Leadbetter Beach.

Here is a look at some of the activity from Saturday.

Vonal Tzinzun and Mackenzy Fowler led participants in stretching exercising
The La Boheme dancing team giving their unending energy for ARISE
Drew Wakefield addressing the event participants and spectators
KEYT reporter John Palminteri, right, took on the 5K
Addie Cravens, Patrick Braid, Mark Alfano, and Raymond Vasquez
Plenty of positivity was flowing throughout the event
Daxton shows off one of the motivational signs along the race route

Photos by Priscilla


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