VALPARAISO | April is National Child Abuse Prevention month. Pinwheels for prevention is the new symbol for this cause as an uplifting reminder of childhood and the bright futures that all children deserve.
The Caring Place is hosting the following awareness events.
2nd Annual Walk to Prevent Child Abuse
10 a.m. Saturday April 20
The walk begins at the Valparaiso Courthouse, continues east down Lincolnway, north on Morgan to the Butterfield Pavilion (the old fairgrounds) - where there will be a speaker - and then the group will return to the courthouse along the same route. The event is rain or shine.
Participants are asked to wear blue, the color of Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Child Abuse Awareness Breakfast Seminar
7:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday April 25 at Strongbow Inn in Valparaiso
The Caring Place is marking its 35th year of helping people BREAK the cycle of Violence ... Completing the Circle of HOPE.
The organization will be hosting author and reporter, Britten Follet, who will speak about her book, “Who Killed Kelsey” and the trials and tribulations of child abuse in our country.
“We elect our politicians based on their stance on healthcare, abortion, the war in Iraq. Child abuse kills more children each year than soldiers die in war. Yet we continue to ignore the issue,” Follet says.
Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. and Britten will speak from 8 to 10 a.m. The cost is $20 per person.
For more information on Follet’s book, visit www.whokilledkelsey.com.
For more information on these events, visit www.thecaringplacenwi.org or call (219) 464-2128.