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Advocates raise money for children

Published on -6/20/2013, 10:04 AM

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By KELLY ROBBINS

Special to The Hays Daily News

The Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center is proud to announce women in your community care about kids. Our new campaign, 100 Women, is a phenomenal effort that actually will bring 106 women from all of our 32 counties that the WKCAC serves together as ambassadors for kids. Each of the 106 Women will pledge to raise $1,000 in support of the children the WKCAC provides services to.

Child abuse exists in all of our communities. One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused by the time they turn 18. While shocking, these statistics are real.

The WKCAC provides services such as forensic interviews, specialized therapy, medical exams, victim advocacy and court preparation for child victims and their families. Our 106 Women are a united force committed to helping stop child abuse by supporting the services provided to the kids. These women are doing a variety of amazing things to each raise $1,000. We have had women hold bake sales, house crawls, luncheons, wine-and-cheese parties, marathon runs, sell artwork, and even use Facebook to reach out to friends and family for donations. Others have made personal donations, taken family portraits and gone door to door.

Not only are these women part of an amazing effort to support the kids of western Kansas, they also are bringing much needed awareness to our rural communities about child sexual abuse and how it cannot be ignored any longer. Our 106 Women have become strong voices for telling others how they can help and what they can do should they ever suspect abuse.

Ambassadors from Ellis County are Vanessa North, Kelsey Jo Hubin and Michelle Hafliger.

These are women in your community that care about kids, believe when kids tell about abuse, and are not afraid to advocate for children who are victims of sexual and physical abuse.

The 106 Women are making a true difference for children in western Kansas. For more information about our 100 Women campaign or to join, contact the Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center at (620) 872-3706.

Kelly Robbins is WKCAC executive director.

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