Family, friends and supporters of Joshua Guimond will be joining forces with victims of sexual abuse to host the “Justice for Josh” march on Nov. 7.
Guimond, a student at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN, disappeared without a trace from the St. John’s campus on November 9, 2002.
The day’s events on Nov. 7 will begin with a march at the St. John’s campus at noon, followed by a rally in front of the Stearn’s County Sheriff’s Office in St. Cloud. Guest speakers will include Pat Marker, sexual abuse advocate and webmaster of behindthepinecurtain.com; Kari Eichen, campus crime specialist; Carrie Henson, special victim advocate; and Rita Prince, sister of a St. John’s student who committed suicide in 1971 after reporting abuse by a teacher.
Following the march, participants are invited to attend a low-cost 3 p.m. meal at the Moose Lodge in Waite Park. A prayer service for Joshua has been set for 6 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Maple Lake.
An online petition has also been created which asks St. John’s University and the Stearn’s County Sheriff’s Department to be more forthcoming with information that could help the Guimond family find Joshua. Their goal is 5,000 signatures and the petition can be found at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/ 138/justice-for-joshua-guimond.