FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Suzanne Greenberg, President/CEO
1311 N. Michigan Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48602
(989) 752-7226 office
HONOR CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH WITH CAN COUNCIL
SAGINAW, MI - April 1, 2013: Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAPM) challenges our communities to examine how child abuse affects our children and what we CAN do to prevent it. Help CAN further our impact on the Great Lakes Bay Region this month by participating in one of our CAPM activities:
April 2: Kick-off Child Abuse Prevention Month by planting pinwheels at Saginaw or Bay County courthouses.
Plant a garden of blue pinwheels, the national symbol of child abuse prevention, along with CAN staff, volunteers and Exchange Club members, April 2nd at noon at Saginaw & Bay County Courthouse lawns.
April 16: Get on the bus!
Join fellow CAN Council supporters in Lansing on April 16th for Prevention Awareness & Legislative Education Day. Your presence will lend support as child advocates educate legislators about prevention programming needs across the state.
April 19: Enjoy an evening of food & drink at the Tenth Annual Wines Around the World.
Savor the delights of the region’s finest restaurants while enjoying expertly paired wines and select beers at Wines Around the World on April 19th at the Bay City Country Club. Wines tickets are $50/person and proceeds support CAN services in Bay County.
April 29 & 30: Attend the Male Survivor Conference at SVSU.
View a documentary about male survivors of child sexual abuse, participate in a facilitated panel of survivors, and learn about local resources and support groups. Counselors can attend a CEU-pending workshop, and the community is welcome to join a luncheon with a presentation on the prevention of male sexual abuse and ways to promote healing of victims.
All April: Meet a friend for coffee or visit the credit union at lunch and buy a pinwheel.
Area McDonald’s Restaurants, credit unions and banks will sell pinwheels for $1 each throughout April. Purchase one and plant it in your office or at home.
For the 1,500 children currently living in abusive homes throughout our region, the CAN Council provides strong advocates and dedicated professionals to help end the violence & neglect. CAN also offers supportive education to parents struggling with the day-to-day frustrations of raising children.
For more information on any of these activities, contact Suzanne Greenberg at (989) 752-7226. For more information on the impact CAN is making in your community, visit cancouncil.org.
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About the CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region
The CAN Council is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the Great Lakes Bay Region dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect through its nationally-accredited and award-winning education, awareness, intervention and advocacy programs. It is the only nonprofit organization in the Great Lakes Bay Region devoted to this cause. Founded in 1979, the CAN Council has consistently grown over the past 33 years to meet the needs of the community’s children and families. For more information, visit CANcouncil.org or call (989) 752-7226.