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Be a Superhero by Running in NKYCAC's Race to Rescue

Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? Now is your chance! The Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center (NKYCAC) and Chuy’s of Florence are activating the “bat signal” for all superheroes to join us in the fight to end child abuse for the Inaugural Superhero “Race to Rescue” on November 7 at Northern Kentucky University.

Participants are encouraged to dress up as super heroes and there will be prizes for the best dressed. The race starts at 10am and all ages are welcome to participate. Race registration is available at www.nkycac.org. Day of registration is from 9-9:45am at the NKU Student Union.

“We race for our fearless, super kids,” said Vickie Henderson, Executive Director of NKYCAC. “We race for the child victims that walk through our doors each day to tell horrific abuse that has occurred in their life.”

“It is time for us to step up to be their superhero and come to their rescue. It takes great courage for a child to tell the abuse that they have faced and it takes brave supporters to help them get on a healing path. NKYCAC is in a race to raise awareness for the 800 child victims we have served in our area and for all the children who are in need of being rescued from their perpetrator’s abuse “

Every day, children seen at the NKYCAC are searching for superheroes to come to their rescue. Last year, the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center served over 800 children in Northern Kentucky. The mission of the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center, NKYCAC is to keep children safe from abuse and when abuse occurs, to work with our community to bring healing to these children and their families.

With community involvement, the NKYCAC can provide services to prevent and end the cycle of child abuse in Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen, and Pendleton Counties through its nationally accredited program.

“When you support the ‘Race to the Rescue’, you let these child victims know that we believe in them and that they are not alone in their race to healing." said Henderson.

The Northern Kentucky Children's Advocacy Center provides a coordinated response to concerns of child abuse in a child-focused environment, offering prevention, evaluation and treatment to children and families.  

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