Help Save the Next Girl founders to visit Radford University

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Since 2010, Help Save the Next Girl (HSTNG) has grown from its grassroots into a national organization dedicated to combating sexual assault and abductions.

Founder Gil Harrington and Vice President Jane Lillian Vance will visit Radford University March 1 to present "Help Save the Next Girl: History and Discussion." The event begins at 4 p.m. in the Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium and is open to all members of the Radford community.

Gil and Dan Harrington are the parents of Morgan Harrington, a Virginia Tech student who was abducted and killed in 2009. The Harringtons founded the non-profit "as a conduit to spread information and promote personal safety" for young women.

Help Save the Next Girl has worked in collaboration with media, law enforcement, college campuses and with prevention forums across the country. The organization places special focus on social media action.

Harrington and Vance's visit is sponsored by the Department of Criminal Justice, the Scholar-Citizen Initiative and the Student Government Association.

Feb 26, 2016