April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper kicked off the month with a proclamation in Perry Square, supporting Pinwheels for Prevention – an organization dedicated to preventing the abuse and neglect of children.
Here is a list of some of the events in Erie County supporting child abuse prevention and awareness:
- April 6, 2014: Cupcakes for Kids. Benefits the Bradley H. Foulk Children’s Advocacy Center
- April 6, 2014: Kids Expo, a free event featuring a day of activities for children and adults alike, at the Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center
- April 7, 2014: Pinwheels for Prevention, Gannon University, Morosky Center, in front of the fountain(10th Street) @12pm
- April 9, 2014: 2nd Annual CVC Speaker Series with Debbie and Rob Smith, 6:30pm Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center
- April 10, 2014: Crime Victim’s Rights Conference @ Ambassador Banquet Conference Center
- April 12 &13, 2014 Lights, Sirens, Safety Expo. Educational expo with safety tips from local public safety agencies, features fun and interactive demonstrations.
- April 13, 2014: Be a Hero Run at Presque Isle State Park, Beach 1. This 5k run or 2k walk benefits the Erie County Child Abuse Task Force, consisting of various agencies and organizations that deal with child abuse. Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero or wear their favorite superhero t-shirt! Click here to sign up.
- April 26, 2014: Success By 6 Early Learning Expo, Millcreek Mall 11am-3pm