Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. participated in the 11th Annual Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Walk, more commonly known as the “Brides’ March.”
This annual event began in 2001 to remember Gladys Ricart, who on September 26, 1999, was murdered by her abusive former boyfriend on the day she was to marry her fiancé. The Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Walk mourns and memorializes the many other victims whose lives have been taken as a result of domestic violence related incidents, and serves to raises awareness of the seriousness and horrors of family violence.
Borough President Diaz greeted participants in the march at a rally on the steps of the Bronx County Building. Following the rally, Borough President Diaz walked down the Grand Concourse with the assembled marchers.