Advocates March For Child Abuse Prevention Month

Advocates against child abuse both from Iowa and Nebraska came together Saturday, meeting right in the middle.

Several organizations from both sides of the river marched to meet at the center of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge,

They came carrying banners and pinwheels as tools to spread the word to stop child abuse.

Council Bluffs Mayor, Matt Walsh, and a representative from Mayor Stothert's office, each read proclamations declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Advocates say coming together for the cause is important. "One city can't do it alone. It takes a community to work together to prevent child abuse in the metro area, and then hopefully, when other people see this, they'll do it in their cities and states also," said Jean Armstrong, of the Shaken Baby Task Force.

Afterward, participants planted their pinwheels in the ground for everyone to see. They also held a Family Fun Fair at Playland Park.

Child Abuse Prevention Month is recognized in April across the country each year.


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