Walk Together Columbus Oct. 9

Join us at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to build community, awareness, and funds to help end child abuse and neglect. The gates and registration open at 8:00 am. The program starts at 8:30 am, followed by the walk, prizes, and more fun.

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Child abuse and neglect affects everyone. We cannot change what has happened, but with your support we can change what will - by speaking up, and standing up, together.

For decades, child abuse and neglect has been perceived as social and legal problems, but research and professionals tell us it is a health, mental health and public health problem that can be treated. COVID-19 has clearly added to the problem as many children have lost their connections and relationships to those who can help, report, and support them. And sadly, in our world, children’s voices often go unheard until it is too late.

EndCAN’s mission is to end child abuse and neglect in our lifetime. And the aim of our Walk Together Columbus is to build a community of healing, hope, and possibility.

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Donations

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Stephanie Herbert donated $547 to Lewis Center UMC

Offering Donations

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Stifel donated $500 to Anthony Mabry

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Meghan Roberts donated $25 to Ehren Bratten

So proud of you, Ehren!!

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Dianne Holibaugh donated $25 to Ehren Bratten

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Sheryl Hrytzik donated $25 to Stephen Hrytzik

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How It Works

1. Click "Join Us" at the top of the page to get started!

2. Join a team, fundraise on your own, or create a team.

3. Set a fundraising goal.

4. Ask friends, family, and co-workers to join your team or support you.

5. Check in and watch your fundraising dollars increase!

All registrants will receive free admission to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for Sunday, October 9.

Nominate a Hero

A hero is someone on the frontline, or a first responder, or someone who believes, protects, and defends. If you know someone in the community that is demonstrating hero-like qualities, please nominate them.

One nominee will be presented the "Trudy Award" and one student will be presented the "Junior Trudy Award". All nominees will be celebrated. We cannot truly change the statistics without our heroes.

Please email nominations to: walktogethercolumbus@gmail.com Nominations should include the individual's name and a paragraph as to why you are nominating them for this award.

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Every Dollar Makes a Difference

Wear Your Support

Participants who raise or donate $35 will receive an official event t-shirt at registration.

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Walk Together to End Child Abuse and Neglect

Together, we are celebrating the resilience of people impacted by abuse and neglect while we fundraise towards solutions for future generations.

Together, we are committed to helping the millions of survivors, young and old begin their journeys to healing from the trauma of their experiences.

Together, we will eradicate child abuse through funding research, prevention, education, and advocacy.

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Register for the Together Pavilion

EndCAN believes in the power of unity to create the lasting changes and cultural shift needed to approach child abuse and neglect from a health, mental health, and public health perspective so that we can all work toward eradicating child abuse and neglect.

The Together Pavilion provides organizations and sponsors an opportunity to share information, resources, and guidance for walk attendees about their mission, values, and services. EndCAN considers the work of all Together Pavilion participants to be essential in ending child abuse and neglect.

There is no cost for 501 (c) 3 organizations and CAN service providers, or sponsors who donate $1,000 or more to participate in the Together Pavilion.

REGISTER HERE