You will select the Children's Advocacy Center you will be walking for during registration. Please note that most walks occurred on May 21 but the St. Joseph walk is scheduled for June 4. Exact walk start location for the St. Joseph walk can be obtained by clidking on the link below:
You may register now to walk or pledge by clicking on the register button at the bottom of this page.
About the Champions4Children Walk
The Champions4Children Walk began in 2007 and is being held in a number of States throughout the Midwest Region. The Michigan Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance is coordinating the walks in Michigan to raise awareness about child abuse and to provide funding to continue to support children’s advocacy centers across Michigan. The design of the Walk has evolved over the years, and we are excited about the format for this year. Each CAC now has the opportunity to host the Walk in its own community, increasing the number of individuals who can participate and empowering each center to share the important work they do.
To Raise Awareness
Child abuse is a topic most people would prefer to ignore. In order to help end abuse, we need to share the reality of child abuse in Michigan and how CACs help children and their families during very difficult times.
Supporting the Children’s Advocacy Centers
Unrestricted funds are incredibly valuable to CACs and the Chapter as we strive to provide high-quality services in the midst of low, delayed, or disappearing funding. Each dollar raised helps ensure that children have a safe, supportive environment in which to share their experiences.
Did You Know?
- The Children’s Advocacy Centers’ multidisciplinary team approach minimizes the number of times a child must talk about his or her abuse, which greatly reduces the child’s trauma.
- Annual investigation costs per 1,000 victimized children are 41% lower in communities with a Child Advocacy Center compared to communities that do not have a CAC.