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Funeral directors drive home message to 'Stop The Violence'

Parade of Hearses to raise awareness about violence in the city is this weekend in Cleveland. (Source: WOIO) Parade of Hearses to raise awareness about violence in the city is this weekend in Cleveland. (Source: WOIO)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Dozens of different funeral directors are coming together this weekend with the same message in mind, 'Stop The Violence'.

The Cleveland Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association says a 50-hearse motorcade will be rolling down the streets of Cleveland to raise awareness of how violence and the recent deadly shootings are impacting the community.

"I’m tired of the violence, and this is not what I envision in our city," Kaye Gaines from Gaines Funeral Home stated.

"There is a need to come and reason together," said Jason Lucas, Lucas Memorial Chapel.

The hearses and flower cars will line up at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 17, at the Green Light Shopping Center on Euclid Ave. Escorted by Cleveland police, the cars will travel throughout the city and end at Luke Easter Park for a brief prayer vigil.

PARADE OF HEARSES ROUTE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2015

Begin at Green Light Shopping Center – 18235 Euclid Ave., exit parking lot and turn right – travel west on Euclid Avenue

Euclid Avenue to London Road – turn right travel north on London Road

London Road to St. Clair Avenue – turn left travel west on St. Clair.

St. Clair ave. to East 105th St. – turn left travel south on East 105th St.

East 105th St. to Chester Ave. – turn right travel west on Chester Ave.

Chester Avenue to East 89th St. – turn left travel south on East 89th St.

East 89th St. to Cedar Avenue – turn right travel west on Cedar Avenue

Cedar Avenue to East 79th St. – turn left travel south on East 79th St.

East 79th St. to Central Avenue – turn right travel west on Central Avenue

Central Avenue to East 40th St. – turn left travel South on East 40th St.

East 40th St. to Woodland Avenue – turn left travel east on Woodland Avenue

Woodland Ave. to East 55th St. – at East 55th St. bear right to Kinsman Road travel east

Kinsman Road to East 79th St. – turn right travel south on East 79th St.

East 79th St. to Union Avenue – turn left travel east on Union Avenue

Union Avenue to MLK Drive/E. 116 – turn right travel south on MLK Drive/E. 116

MLK Drive/E. 116 to Benham Avenue – turn left travel east on Benham Avenue

Benham Avenue to East 131st St. – turn right travel south on East 131st St.

East 131st St. to Harvard Avenue – turn left travel east on Harvard Avenue

Harvard Avenue to East 147th St. – turn left travel north on East 147th St.

East 147th St. to Kinsman Road – turn left travel west on Kinsman 

Kinsman  to Luke Easter Park

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