Tuesday, October 27, 2009

How Do You Organize A Walk-a-Thon ?

I need to pick your brain. April is Sexual Abuse Awareness month and Child Abuse Prevention month. I have never personally seen an event organized arount this theme, and I think it would be wonderful to have a walk-a-thon next April. That's just six months away, and I think it would be smart to get started right now.

Where do I start? Who do I call? Where should it be? Who could we involve? What are the costs? How do we choose a date? How can we publicize it? Who? What? Where? When? How? So many questions. Do you have the answers? Do you have ideas? Do you want to help? This could be big.

I have a vision of lots of people coming together to show their support and love for children, for innocence, for decency. I see us showing up for teenagers, and kids of all ages, and helping them to have a voice. I see kids and teenagers joining the walk, joining the fight against sexual abuse. I see men and women, boys and girls, people of all ages, religions, and cultures, showing up and making a difference. I see a community of caring people standing together and saying enough is enough.

Education is the key. Awareness is where it starts.

Would you come? Would you walk? Would you help? Would you?

Linda Garner


See the amazing sculptures of Nick Ryan at www.somesecretshurt.com. These are quarter sized models that are for the future Monument to Healing, called A Healing Place. I would love to hear what you think about the sculptures and the plans for this beautiful place.


L.T. Elliot said...

I'm not sure how to organize a walk-a-thon but I'd walk for it.

The sculptures are beautiful. It's wonderful to see that coming together.

chelbear said...

I would walk in it! It sounds like it will be great!

chelbear said...

BTW, last week Jonah's councilor told me that she had a girl in her office the other day and that your book was on her desk. The girl asked if she could read the book and after she read it she revealed some sexual abuse to her. It is helping people!

Walkathon said...

Hi Linda,
Google Alerts pointed me to your post. You can check out my blog at http://walkathonguide.com. It will give you a place to start. Good luck!

-Lee Garverick