Go Blue 4 Kids BreakfastTuesday, April 3, 2018Holiday Inn441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, NY 13088Guest speaker: Jenna Quinn, Child Abuse Survivor
Throughout the month of April in observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month, McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center invites everyone in our community to participate in our awareness campaign, Go Blue 4 Kids.This campaign shines a light on an issue that’s lived too long in the dark:child abuse.
During April, everyone can Go Blue 4 Kids and help raise awareness of the ongoing issues of child abuse and neglect by participating in a number of community outreach events. In addition, each person can make a difference through their visual commitment to help end child abuse by wearing blue to work, purchasing pinwheels, and/or planting a blue pinwheel garden. Please see the link below to see what “Go Blue” items are available.
Each year, local landmarks in our community, such as The Hall of Languages at Syracuse University, Crouse Hospital Clock Tower, and City Hall illuminate their buildings with blue lights providing a visible commitment to end the epidemic of child abuse in our community.
You may ask Why Blue? Why Pinwheels?
In 1989, a grandmother in Virginia began the blue ribbon campaign as a tribute to her three-year-old grandson who died at the hands of his mother’s abusive boyfriend. Since then, concerned citizens have worn blue as a symbol of the need to prevent child abuse and neglect.
The blue pinwheel is a national symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention. It is an uplifting reminder of a happy childhood and bright future all children deserve.