Each year thousands of children in America are abused from family members, friends and stangers. Child Abuse can come in the form of physical, mental, verbal or sexual, amongst others.
In efforts to fight back against Child Abuse, pro athletes Chris Paul, Chris Bosh, Ronny Turiaf, Kevin Love and Lawerence Jackson have collarborated with Prevent Child Abuse America in designing their own ties using the colorways for PCAA. Each tie is hand numbered and features special edition tags with the PCAA logo along with the names of the athletes that they are inspired by. The ties are available for pre-orderr at $34.95 each, and ALL proceeds will go to Prevent Child Abuse America by visiting : TIES
In additon, On April 16, 2013, Prevent Child Abuse America along with Miss America 2013 will be holding a public event in New York city to spread awarness.
Prevent Child Abuse America will turn the “Big Apple” into the “Big Pinwheel” today with a display of more than 5,000 pinwheels – the new national symbol for child abuse prevention – in Times Square to call people to action in support of healthy child development and to mark Child Abuse Prevention Month. This will be the signature event of the national Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign, which has seen nearly 3 million pinwheels distributed since its launch in 2008.
Miss America 2013, Mallory Hagan, who hails from New York and whose personal platform is child sexual abuse prevention, is event spokesperson. Participating sponsor Hedge Funds Care – Preventing and Treating Child Abuse, and promotional partners NBA Cares, Manhattan Magazine, www.ties.com and SparkAction, are providing support. Ms. Hagan will be joined by at least 250 volunteers who will help create the display.
“As Miss America, I have the opportunity to share my family’s personal story of child sexual abuse. I have witnessed firsthand the need to stop the abuse of children before it starts and I am proud to work with wonderful organizations such as Prevent Child Abuse America to call attention to this very important subject. Together, we can shine a national spotlight on this issue that needs and deserves our attention,” said Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan.
To support the campaign, the public can:
“Sponsor” pinwheels in the Big Pinwheel Garden at www.pinwheelsforprevention.org/give;
Donate $10 by texting PINWHEEL to 20222* (powered by www.givebycell.com);
Purchase a tie from Prevent Child Abuse America’s Collection at www.ties.com, inspired by NBA stars Chris Paul, Chris Bosh, Kevin Love and Ronny Turiaf, and Pro Football Player Lawrence Jackson;
Volunteer for a Prevent Child Abuse America state chapter; or,
Become more informed or purchase pinwheels by visiting www.preventchildabuse.org.