At 9am on October 2nd, longtime Indianapolis activist Richard Propes will gather at downtown Indy's Monument Circle where he will wheel one lap around the 1/3 mile Monument Circle for each child who has died as a result of violence in Indiana since the Tenderness Tour began on 10/8/1989.
Richard is starting at 9am; he'll stay on Monument Circle until he's finished (which is expected to be 2-3 days).
While tracking of such crimes is relatively new, Richard has researched the names of nearly 600 children and will wheel each lap in the exact order they died beginning with October 8, 1989 up to October 1, 2019.
Additionally, Richard has selected 10 organizations working to improve the lives of children and families and plans to raise at least $1,000 for each organization - a minimum of $10,000!
Legacy House provides advocacy, counseling and support services to children and adults affected by trauma and/or all types of violence. Our eight counselors and two comfort dogs provide services to victims of criminal violence including but not limited to sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, home invasions and homicides.