Abuse prevention run scheduled


Greene County News

BEAVERCREEK — Several local groups will host the Superhero Child Abuse Prevention and Elimination (C.A.P.E.) 5K walk/run Saturday, in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.

The Family Violence Prevention Center of Greene County (FVPC), Greene County Children Services, Michael’s House and the Greene County Board of Developmental Disabilities, together with event partner the Xenia Chrome Divas, will host the event at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at Beavercreek High School, 2660 Dayton Xenia Road.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday for $25. To register online, visit www.speedy-feet.com through April 6. Teams of five or more can register together and participate for a discounted rate of $15 per runner.

“This is a unique opportunity for individuals and families to direct their supportive energies toward an important cause: to stand up for the protection of survivors of child abuse and family violence, and to help our children find their voice and stay safe,” a release from the FVPC stated. “All proceeds will go toward funding programs to prevent and to end child abuse, neglect and family violence.”

Participants are invited to wear a costume or cape in the event.

Medals and team trophies will be awarded at the finish of the race and results will be posted on the Speedy Feet website. Children in a stroller or wagon will be permitted to participate in the race free of charge, and pets on a leash are welcome as well. Donations will be accepted for those who are not physically able to participate but wish to support child abuse prevention and intervention services at the Family Violence Prevention Center.

For more information or to register by phone, call 937-376-8526 ext. 112.

Content provided by the Family Violence Prevention Center of Greene County.

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