Virtual race/walk slated to benefit Child Advocacy Center

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LINCOLN — The Madison County Children’s Advocacy Center, which facilitates a collaborative, trauma-sensitive system response to the county’s most serious child abuse reports, is asking local residents to help support its work by jogging, walking, skipping or dancing.

Unfortunately, officials say, abuse does not take a break during a pandemic — more often the risk rises — adding that one in 10 children will be abused before their 18 birthday.

The community’s support can turn this disturbing fact into a brighter future for all children, say members of the New York State Children’s Alliance, which is hosting the “One Too Many NY 5K Virtual Race/Walk,” to raise funds and awareness.

The cost to participate in the event is $35, which includes an event t-shirt, a run/walk bib, and a chance to win some prizes. Participants must register by Aug. 22 to receive a shirt.

People can register by going online to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-too-many-ny-5k-virtual-race-tickets-109842178914 and selecting the Madison County Children’s Advocacy Center. Then pick a day (between Thursday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 20), pick a time, pick a route — it can be in a neighborhood, a favorite park, or even on a treadmill.

For information, call the
center at 315-363-2816.

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