A race to raise money to prevent child abuse, it doesn’t make sense. Children shouldn’t be abused, they shouldn’t starve or get cancer, but they do.
Every year 3.3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving nearly 6 million children (a report can include multiple children). The United States has the worst record in the industrialized nation – losing five children every day due to abuse-related deaths
It is an epidemic.
The 16th annual Prevent Child Abuse America 5k and 10k, is an early season run that benefits children who have been abused.
The race is Saturday, April 13th at 10:00AM in Grant Park. There is also a one mile walk for kids and a dash type race for kids 10 years and under. It’s a family event that can help other families in need.
Founded in Chicago in 1972, Prevent Child Abuse America is focused on changing the way our nation thinks about prevention, emphasizing community activities and public policies that prioritize prevention from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur.
Click here to find out more information or to register and help put an end to an epidemic that is killing five children every single day.
This is one race we would love to see disappear forever, but until that time comes, we are glad it's here.