Why spend so many hours writing, tweeting, and pondering the gloriously under-appreciated of the Dadhood, and not put it to a good cause. I was recently contacted through my About.Me page about coming to an event to raise money to treat and support victims of child abuse. The event is the Courage Classic in Tacoma, Washington.
Their Facebook page says this:
The mission of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Pierce County is to reduce the traumatization of child abuse victims and their families by facilitating a collaborative multidisciplinary approach to prevention, investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse. All services for child victims of maltreatment are co-located in the Children’s Advocacy Center of Pierce County on the Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Health Center campus.
The Child Abuse Intervention Department (CAID) provides medical treatment, psychosocial support, legal advocacy and crisis intervention services for victims or child abuse and their families. CAID also offers strategies for the prevention of child abuse for parents and community groups through our various programs.
100% of the revenues generated by Courage Classic goes back to the CAID, accounting for approximately 30% of the annual operating budget.
i am no blogging celebrity; I consider some of MY favorite bloggers to be that, but I have been asked to participate in a Twitter chat coming up this Tuesday from 5-6pm Pacific under the hashtag #CCRotary. I hope you will stop by and check it out.
I am not a survivor of child abuse, and I cannot imagine the kind of person that does that to ANY child. However, children are resilient, and anyway that we can support them, we should.
So, come by the Twitter Chat on Tuesday, and on Saturday the 4th, I’ll be tweeting pics and updates from the event. Thanks for your support.