Honor the Angel in Your Life

April 15, 2010

The month of April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and CAPA is celebrating! Put on your walking shoes or grab your motorcycle helmet and help support the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) and our community’s children by participating in or supporting one of the upcoming fundraising events.

CAPA will hold its second Angel Walk at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 24th in the Waterfront Park, downtown Beaufort.  Individuals are asked to raise a minimum of $100 and walk a one or two mile route in recognition of their “Angels” (someone living or deceased who made or continues to make a difference in your life). All community members six years old and under are invited to “create” their own set of wings and participate in the Angel Parade beginning at 9:45 a.m. We also invite community members of all ages to gather in the Waterfront Park following the walk to celebrate Beaufort’s Angels.

Who is your Angel? Go to www.capaangelwalk.org to download a registration form and receive fundraising tips. Registration and sponsorship forms are also available at CAPA’s Closet Treasures in Mid-Town Plaza (next to the Bi-Lo on Parris Island Gateway). All pre-registered walkers will receive a t-shirt.

Dust off your Harley or Yamaha and join us on Saturday, April 17th for the first ever CAPA Angel Ride, a 120-mile motorcycle ride through Beaufort County. The ride begins at Beaufort Cycles, 612 Robert Smalls Parkway at 11:00 am and ends at El-Toro, 3426 Trask Parkway. The cost is $10 for first riders and $5 for passengers. Each rider receives an Angel Pin wrapped with a blue ribbon and hot dogs will be provided. For more information call Jody at 843.812.5937.

Every child deserves an “Angel,” someone who invests their time, energy, and love in the life of a child. Each April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and CAPA is excited to host the Angel Walk and Angel Ride to raise awareness and funds necessary to ensure prevention and intervention programs are and will be available for Beaufort County’s children. Child abuse and neglect is a community problem. It touches the lives of all ages and socio-economic groups. In 2009, there were seven preventable child deaths in Beaufort County. The children and families of our community need our help. Please join us in celebrating Child Abuse Prevention Month and help to improve the lives and future of our children.

All donations are 100% tax-deductible and all checks made payable to CAPA. Please contact CAPA at 843.524.4350 or capa714@earthlink.net with questions.

About the Child Abuse Prevention Association:

CAPA, a United Way agency, is a local, non-profit organization chartered in 1981 for the purpose of providing prevention and intervention programs targeted at breaking the cycle of child abuse and aiding its victims.  CAPA provides school-based safety and character development education programs for children, several teen pregnancy prevention programs, and a variety of parent education and support programs. CAPA offers professional training for adults who are mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect, offers a family support/mentoring program and operates a shelter for abused children. Since opening its doors in 1985, over 2,000 children have lived in our safe home. March 2010 marked the 25th anniversary of the shelter.

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