Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center will kick off its 71-hour relay run/walk at 9:50 a.m. Friday. The Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month event emphasizes the importance of the individual and community in preventing sexual violence.

Preceding the ceremony will be a symbolic trot around the designated track from 1st Calvary Division’s horse detachment. Several Fort Hood units have pledged support for the event, which will end at 9 a.m. April 8.

Media interested in covering the event should RSVP with CRDAMC Public Affairs at (254) 553-6218 or (254) 338-6087 by 5:30 p.m. April 4. Gate time for media will be 9 a.m. April 5.