Hometown Heroes Walk for Children in Murfreesboro

Feb 17, 2022 at 02:00 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO – “Lace up your favorite walking shoes and join us for the 7th Annual Hometown Heroes Walk for Children,” announced Child Advocacy Center Director Sharon De Boer.  “The Child Advocacy Center invites you to join us on April 29, 2022, to celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Month.” 

President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed April to be the National Child Abuse Prevention Month in 1983, a tradition that continues to this day.  Congress recognized the increased rate that children were abused and neglected and made a commitment to implement solutions.  Government entities and non-profit agencies organized public awareness activities to promote healthy, strong families. 

The Hometown Heroes Walk for Children will be held at the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza located at 111 West Vine Street, Murfreesboro, 37130.  Registration will start at 10:45 a.m., speakers at 11:30 a.m., and the walk will begin at 12:00 noon.  Complimentary shuttles will run from the Child Advocacy Center to the event kick-off from 10:30-11:30 a.m.  This FREE event will conclude with a boxed picnic lunch at the Child Advocacy Center, located at 1040 Samsonite Blvd., Murfreesboro. 

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Team up with the Child Advocacy Center and show our community your commitment to children.  There are five levels of sponsorship – Platinum ($5,000), Gold ($2,500), Silver ($1,000), Bronze ($500), and Friends of the CAC ($250).  If you want your name or business logo included on the back of the Hometown Heroes Walk for Children T-shirts, mail your contribution by Monday, April 11, 2022 to the Child Advocacy Center, 1040 Samsonite Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN  37129, or register online at cacrutherford.org/events

When you partner with the Child Advocacy Center, you are supporting crisis intervention and prevention services for children and families.  For the last 22 years, the Child Advocacy Center has worked as a team with the Department of Children’s Services, law enforcement, and the District Attorney’s Office to investigate and prosecute child abuse cases and help children and families heal from the trauma.  Last year 1,743 children and families were helped. 


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