April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Sunday, March 1, 2015

2 april calendar flyer 2Throughout the month of April McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center is joining the National Children’s Alliance and its thousands of members and supporters across the country to bring much needed attention to the issues of child abuse intervention and prevention. As the leading agency in Onondaga County for the prevention of child abuse, McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center is planning a number of activities and events to recognize the importance of community education on child abuse prevention.

This April, the Center and supporters will place 8,000 pinwheels at various locations in the community to raise awareness of child abuse Central New York. The pinwheel is the national symbol for child abuse prevention and symbolizes the happy and healthy childhood that all children deserve.

Individuals and groups can support Pinwheels for Prevention by purchasing and displaying pinwheels throughout the month of April, and also by attending special events listed below. 


April 1st, 2015

Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast

Our Second Annual breakfast will feature former Miss America, Marilyn Van Derbur. More details here.


April 9th, 2015 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Bull & Bear Pub Celebrity Bartending Night

All tips will benefit McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center.


April 14th, 2015 4:30pm

Shine A Light on Child Abuse Awards Ceremony

Recognizing individuals who have dedicated their lives to child abuse awareness and prevention in Onondaga County


April 18th, 2015 from 6:00pm - 11:00pm

The Pinwheel Ball

A fundraising gala featuring food, live music, entertainment, and silent/live auctions to benefit the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center. More details here.


April 28th, 2015

A Call To Service and Compassion

Join us for a multi-faith prayer service in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. More details coming soon.


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If you suspect that a child is being abused, call Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-342-3720