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Community leaders working to break the 'cycle' of abuse

Volunteers will be spinning through Sunday
Posted: 6:45 AM, Apr 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-19 12:45:46Z
Community leaders working to break the 'cycle' of abuse

MERIDIAN, Idaho — This group calls themselves the "Justice League Group of Superheroes" but they are not crime fighters with secret identities, although some say there may be Superman or Wonder Woman among them.

Community leaders worked together at the Village in Meridian Thursday to help raise awareness of sexual assault, child abuse and domestic abuse. The mayor of Meridian, Deputy Chief of Police and the Boise Police Chief all rode stationary bikes taking up the challenge to break the cycle of abuse.

"This is not something that any one of us organizations or as individuals are going to be able to solve this issue or even remedy this, but all of us working together can make a difference," said Beatrice Black, Women and Children's Alliance (WCA) Executive Director.

Volunteers will be riding the bikes 24 hours a day through Sunday. This is both Child ABuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness month. The annual event is sponsored by the WCA and KISS FM.