The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse (CPCA) is challenging the community to get moving to end child abuse. Registration is open for the second annual One Too Many NY 5K held between Friday, September 17 and Sunday, September 19 in conjunction with New York State Children’s Alliance (NYSCA) and in friendly competition with child advocacy centers across the state. The 5K will be held virtually for participants to complete in whatever setting they are most comfortable.
The One Too Many NY 5K is for adults, children, and even pets—anyone who is up for the challenge of completing a 5K to support the end of child abuse. Individuals who register by August 13 will be guaranteed a t-shirt, goodie bag, and bib number, as well as a chance to win exciting prizes. Registrants can “5K your way” by selecting their route, location, and exercise of choice—running, walking, biking, swimming, etc.—and share their participation using the hashtag #OneTooManyCPCA5K. For complete information, visit thecpca.org/onetoomany5k2021
“While the event is virtual, there will be opportunities to connect with others,” said Rachel Johnson, Director of Development for The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. “Participants can meet the CPCA team and pose for pictures at our t-shirt pickup event, and Libby Funeral Home & Cremation Services has mapped out a scenic route starting at their location in Beacon for participants to join on September 19 at 9 a.m.”
“This year, teams are highly encouraged,” said Heather Green-Kirk, co-chair of the One Too Many NY 5K. “My co-workers and friends were so engaged once they knew we were all working (and exercising) together to support The CPCA and children in our community. Those interested can join or support one of the 23 teams already registered, including the Arlington Fire Department and Town of Poughkeepsie Police PBA, or start their own.”
Heather’s team, “Heather Green-Kirk’s Village”, has currently registered more participants than any other and honorary 5k co-chair Filomena Fanelli’s team, “Running to Make an Impact for Children”, leads in fundraising.
The CPCA supports and protects children and families in the mid-Hudson Valley. Statistically, one in ten children will be abused before their 18th birthday. One child abused is “ONE TOO MANY.” Children who are victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and domestic violence find support from The CPCA’s highly trained specialists providing free services and hope for a better future. Supporting the vital work of The CPCA helps build a safer community while offering prevention education, advocacy, justice, and a path to healing for our children.
“Last year, the community came together to support our mission during a time when children needed it most,” said Kim Haight, Executive Director for The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. “We hope people will continue to rally around the One Too Many NY 5K as their support and awareness is essential to helping children find safety and healing.”
The CPCA’s One Too Many 5K is currently at 75% of their $40,000 goal and made possible in part by platinum sponsors Berkshire Hathaway Hudson Valley, Cricket Valley Energy, Foam and Wash, Hudson Valley Truck & Trailer, M&T Bank, Nuvance Health, and Vassar College. To learn more about how you can get moving to help children, visit thecpca.org/onetoomany5k2021, or contact Rachel Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-249-4873.
About the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse
The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse is a private non-profit that has been dedicated to the reduction of child maltreatment since 1973. Each year, it serves approximately 20,000 children and provides support and education services to more than 3,000 adults. They are the only agency in Dutchess County providing sexual abuse prevention training. Support services help abused children—and educate adults to prevent future abuse. For more information, visit TheCPCA.org.