Worcester County walks to end child abuse

April 15, the Commissioners joined representatives of The CRICKET Center of Berlin, an accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance, to recognize April as National Child Abuse Awareness Month and to encourage the public to participate in two upcoming events, with proceeds to benefit the CRICKET Center, Worcester County’s Child Advocacy Center (CAC), in the fight to support children and families.

 

Walk for Kids – to Help the Fight Against Child Abuse takes place this Sunday, April 27, in Ocean City. Registration begins at 11 a.m. at Hooters on the boardwalk, located at 501 Atlantic Avenue, and the walk begins at noon. Participants are invited to attend a reception at Hooters afterward from 1-3 p.m. with special prizes to be awarded. Those who raise $75 or more will receive an event t-shirt, and those who raise $150 or more will be entered in a drawing to win a Kindle Fire. Registration is $25. To register online prior to the event, visit http://www.thecricketcenter.com/thecricketcenter/Register.html. Walk for Kids is sponsored by the CRICKET Center in cooperation with Hooters and Clear Channel Radio.


The Glen Riddle Man O’ War Golf Tournament will take place Friday, May 9, beginning with registration at 8 a.m., followed by a shotgun start an 9 a.m. Lunch and awards will take place immediately following the tournament. The event costs $100 per player or $400 per team and includes golf, cart and lunch. For more information or to register for the golf tournament, contact Wendy Myers at (410) 641-0097, ext. 4204.

 

It’s no secret that the future prosperity of any community hinges on its ability to foster the health and wellbeing of future generations. To those ends, the Commissioners proudly partner with the Worcester County Department of Social Services and the CRICKET Center to urge each person in the community to recognize the role he or she plays in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families. All, from police and teachers to private citizens, churches, civic organizations and friends, are uniquely able to offer help and hope to abused children and their families.

 

Because investigating child abuse and prosecuting abusers comprise only a part of their overall efforts to prevent child abuse, the CAC partners with the community to offer the Enough Abuse Campaign: enough secrets, enough shame, enough hurt, enough confusion, enough denial, enough child sexual abuse. The program is designed to get adults and children talking and to end the silence in which this type of crime thrives.

 

Ninety percent of abuse is perpetrated by individuals known by children and their families. The CAC teaches that actions as simple as limiting one adult one child situations drastically reduces the ability of abusers to harm children. Equally important are learning to talk about and recognizing signs of abuse. Learn more about these signs today by visiting www.thecricketcenter.com. To find out more about the Enough Abuse Campaign or to schedule training at your place of business or other location, please contact the CRICKET Center at (410) 641-0097.

 

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Thank you to all who came out for the 7th Annual Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk. So far this year's walkers have raised more than $33,000 to fund suicide prevention and awareness trainings, resources and projects. For more information on the walk or to donate visit: https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.event&eventID=5531

 

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Fall into fitness this October and participate in the 6th Annual Making Strides for Awareness Fun Walk to be held at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3 at Byrd Park in Snow Hill, Market Street. This is a free event co-sponsored by the Worcester County Health Department and the Town of Snow Hill. The first 50 registrants will receive a HOPE stadium cup. Registration begins at 5pm. Participants will have the opportunity to complete a ½ mile, 1-mile, or 2-mile walk.

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