Madison County Child Advocacy Center
EDWARDSVILLE — The Madison County Child Advocacy Center will hold the Champions 4 Children Candy Corn Dash 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Edwardsville Township Park.
The event is presented by Gori Julian and Associates P.C.
While the event will be full of family activities, its purpose is to raise awareness of child abuse in Madison County.
“One in 23 children in Madison County are victims of child abuse,” said CAC Director, Carrie Cohan. “This translates to one child, in every classroom, in every school in Madison County. Through our events, we hope our surrounding community knows what services we offer and that we are here to help families through this difficult time.”
The 5K, which is open to walkers and runners of all skill levels, will just be one of the activities on Saturday, Sept. 20. There will be appearances by Eddie the Cougar from SIUE, Scotty the Dog from Scott Credit Union, Blaze the Buffalo from Buffalo Wild Wings and the McDonald’s Street Team. There will also be a kid’s relay race at 10 a.m. that has fun fall-themed games for children.
Registration is available online at www.madco-cac.org/events and is $25 per participant. For information, or to learn more about how to register for the Candy Corn Dash, call (618) 296-5398.
The Madison County Child Advocacy Center provides professional intervention and supportive services to fight child abuse. Most importantly, the CAC provides a safe haven for children to talk about the physical or sexual abuse they may have experienced and to help in limiting the number of times a child has to be interviewed.