Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 12, 2013
Million March Against Child Abuse (MACA) is a non-partisan, grass roots, nationwide effort to raise awareness of the magnitude of child abuse, to educate the masses and ask lawmakers for tougher sentencing in violent crimes against the nation’s children.
The walk is spearheaded by Lin Seahorn, Founder of Children Without a Voice (CWAV) out of Atlanta, Ga. (Pronounced C-WAVE). “Children are the world’s greatest natural resource and should be protected more than anything else on earth”, stated Seahorn. “We have to break the silence around the magnitude of crimes against children right here in the U.S., educate the masses, hold lawmakers accountable for taking these crimes seriously and keeping violent offenders in prison where they belong. We are asking everyone to join in the streets on April 22nd.” -Seahorn
For those in the Philadelphia area that would like to walk, register by sending name, phone # and email to: MACAphiladelphia (at) gmail (dot) com. To visit the MACA Philadelphia Facebook page click HERE
For those people interested in helping to Co-Lead the walk, please contact MMACA. Those outside of the Philadelphia tri-State area can visit the MACA Washington DC facebook page at: Click here and click on the “About” tab to see if there is a walk scheduled in the area. For those desiring to lead a walk, email: MACAcoordinator (at) gmail (dot) com
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
There are nearly 3 million reported child abuse cases each year. However, experts believe the actual number is closer to 9 million as most go unreported. At a recent congressional hearing, experts testified they believe nearly 10 children die each day in the U.S. as a result of child abuse. One out of 6 boys and 1 out of 4 girls will be sexually molested by a close and trusted person before the age of 18.
About Children Without A Voice USA
CWAV is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and preventing crimes against children, child abuse and neglect through advocacy and education. They teach classes on Shaken Baby Syndrome prevention, Good Touch/Bad Touch and Anti-Bullying as well as ships free educational materials nationwide. For more information, please visit http://www.cwavusa.org
For more information on MACA, visit the Washington, D.C. page at: http://www.Facebook.com/MMACAmarches
Contact: Lin Seahorn,
National Walk Founder and Chair
Email: lseahorn (at) att (dot) net
Dolores M. Miller, Poet and Author of the Beautiful Warrior writings is a proud supporter Million March Against Child Abuse. As a survivor of child abuse, Dolores provides hope, courage and healing to the readers of her works. Dolores would like to offer more healing words and inspiration. “I believe in your compassion”, please visit http://www.beautifulwarrior.com to purchase the Beautiful Warrior books and please be sure to like DoloresMMiller on Facebook for daily inspirational messages.
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