April 15, 2010
JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow encourages walkers to sign up for the Champions4Children 5K walk on Saturday, May 15 in Joliet to raise awareness and funding for the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center.
Joliet will be one of 27 towns throughout Illinois where walkers will lace up their sneakers on May 15 to support Children’s Advocacy Centers of Illinois (CACI). Money raised from the Joliet Champions4Children walk will fund the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center, which State’s Attorney Glasgow established in 1995 to investigate allegations of sexual and physical abuse involving children and to provide services for these vulnerable victims.
State’s Attorney Glasgow, who also serves as president of the Children’s Advocacy Center’s Board, will be joined by State Senator Linda Holmes in welcoming the crowd and kicking off the walk.
“Participants in this walk will raise awareness and critical funding that will enable the Children’s Advocacy Center to continue its important work,” Glasgow said. “The Center plays a critical role in bringing sexual predators to justice while providing important counseling services to young victims of abuse.”
The Champions4Children 5K Walk will kick off, rain or shine, at 9 a.m. at Preservation Park next to Farragut Elementary School, 701 Glenwood Avenue, in Joliet’s historic Cathedral Area. Registration beings at 8 a.m. Participants will walk a 5K track through the neighborhood.
The registration fee to walk in the 5K is $15. Walkers who raise $100 or more in pledges will be entered in a drawing to win a pair of Joliet Jackhammers season box tickets, which are valued at $864.
Walkers can register online at http://www.cacionline.org. When registering online, participants should select “Will County CAC (Joliet)” to ensure that funds are directed to the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center. Walkers who pre-register will also receive a free commemorative t-shirt.
The not-for-profit center’s professionally trained staff interviews child-abuse victims in a non-suggestive, non-threatening environment. Their recorded statements have been used in the successful prosecution of literally hundreds of sexual predators in Will and Grundy counties over the past 15 years.
The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center is a member of both United Way of Will County and United Way of Grundy County. For more information, contact the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center at (815) 774-4565, or visit the Web site at http://www.willcountychildrensadvocacy.org.
What: Champions4Children 5K to benefit the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center.
When: Saturday, May 15. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Where: Preservation Park next to Farragut Elementary School, 701 Glenwood Ave., in Joliet’s historic Cathedral Area.
Register: Online at http://www.cacionline.org. Select “Will County CAC (Joliet)” to ensure funds are directed to the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center. Walkers who pre-register will also receive a free t-shirt.
More Info: Call (815) 774-4565 or visit the Web site at http://www.willcountychildrensadvocacy.org.
Charles B. Pelkie
(815) 530-7110 (cellular)
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