Go Blue 4 Kids

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

SAVE THE DATE:

Go Blue 4 Kids Breakfast
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Holiday Inn
441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, NY 13088
Guest speaker: Jenna Quinn, Child Abuse Survivor

 

Throughout the month of April in observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month, McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center invites everyone in our community to participate in our awareness campaign, Go Blue 4 Kids.   This campaign shines a light on an issue that’s lived too long in the dark:child abuse. 

During April, everyone can Go Blue 4 Kids and help raise awareness of the ongoing issues of child abuse and neglect by participating in a number of community outreach events. In addition, each person can make a difference through their visual commitment to help end child abuse by wearing blue to work, purchasing pinwheels, and/or planting a blue pinwheel garden. Please see the link below to see what “Go Blue” items are available.     

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Each year, local landmarks in our community, such as The Hall of Languages at Syracuse University, Crouse Hospital Clock Tower, and City Hall illuminate their buildings with blue lights providing a visible commitment to end the epidemic of child abuse in our community.

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You may ask Why Blue? Why Pinwheels? 

 In 1989, a grandmother in Virginia began the blue ribbon campaign as a tribute to her three-year-old grandson who died at the hands of his mother’s abusive boyfriend.  Since then, concerned citizens have worn blue as a symbol of the need to prevent child abuse and neglect.   

The blue pinwheel is a national symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention.  It is an uplifting reminder of a happy childhood and bright future all children deserve.

 

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