We were thrilled to work with Children in Crisis, Inc. as our community partner this year. With April being National Child Abuse Awareness Month, our partnership helped us step forward in learning more about and preventing child abuse.
“This event was a great way to support the work of both Pinewood Prep and Children in Crisis,” said Andrew Osborne, president of AAP. “Enjoying this day together helped us learn that we can make a difference by raising awareness about child abuse, and understanding what we can do to prevent it.”
Over 150 people participated in this year’s race, running, jogging and strolling to step forward in raising child abuse awareness. Prizes were awarded to the top three male and female finishers overall, and to the top finishers in each standard age group.
All finishers in the One-Mile Fun Run received a medal, and an invitation to Mr. Mandell’s Pool Party, taking place May 16 from 4-6 p.m.
While our runners stepped forward against child abuse, our pinwheel supporters made a visible statement with a field of fluttering pinwheels that greeting runners as they approached the finish line. The pinwheels connected our event to the national Pinwheels for Prevention campaign, a call to all Americans to aid in the healthy development of our nation's children.
Thank you to all who sponsored, volunteered, ran, walk and cheered us on at this year’s event!