Sunrise Children’s Services to Take Part in Commit to Prevent Race Event, Joins Call to End Child Abuse

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Last year, Kentucky Child Protective Services investigated more than 54,000 reported cases of child abuse and neglect. Sunrise Children’s Services, Kentucky’s oldest provider of support services for abused and neglected children, will join other child advocacy groups in focusing public attention on this chronic social problem at the third annual 5K Commit to Prevent® Race/Walk. This year’s event, set for Sunday, April 10, will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

The race, part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, helps rally support for programs aimed at protecting Kentucky’s children. It is also a fundraiser for Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, a statewide agency that promotes community involvement and advocacy through public education and professional training. Participants can race individually or form teams. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. with the children’s 1K race, followed by the 5K race at 2 p.m. For more information about the 5K, visit http://www.pcaky.org/5K.html.

“The Commit to Prevent Race/Walk has become a popular event, a mainstay of National Child Abuse Prevention Month in Kentucky,” said Sunrise President Dale Suttles.

“Sunrise Children’s Services is proud to be involved. We look forward to joining our colleagues in a fun activity which reminds us that preventing child abuse is everyone’s concern.”

Sunrise Children’s Services offers Kentucky’s hurting children and families a continuum of Christ-centered care, including therapeutic, residential and foster care programs for abused, abandoned and victimized children throughout the state. Sunrise’s nonprofit ministry began in 1869 — today, it is a fully licensed behavioral health service organization helping change the lives of children in crisis throughout the Commonwealth. For more information or to learn how you can help a child in crisis, call 1.800.456.1386.

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Jake Pelfrey