Wake County April 2 Event to Remember Abused Children

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Interested in learning more about how to prevent child abuse in North Carolina? Wake County and its community partners invite you to attend a special family-friendly event at Pullen Park 9 a.m.-12:30, Saturday, April 2.

Commemorating April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, the event will feature fun activities for children while remembering children hurt by abuse last year. Parents can browse information booths starting at 9 a.m., and listen to speakers starting at 10:45 a.m. A special ceremony will be held to remember the 24 children who died in North Carolina, and the 6,486 children reported as abused or neglected in Wake County in 2015. Attendees are invited to plant pinwheels to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month immediately following the remarks.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr. James West, chairman of the Wake County Board of Commissioners
  • Sharon Hirsch, president and CEO of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
  • Richard Thompson, member of the Raleigh City Council
  • Scott Payne, assistant director of city of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

Kids Fun

Children are invited to meet with a superhero, and the first 100 kids will get a free ride ticket at Pullen Park. There will also be a free zumba class.

This event is held in partnership with Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, Wake County Human Services and other community partners.

Wake County encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making our community a better place for children and families. Learn more by visiting this Wake County website.

Information obtained from Wake County Communications Office press release

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