2018 5k and Canoe/Kayak
2018 5k and Canoe/Kayak
The 6th annual Rick Magill Memorial 5K to benefit the Southwestern Indiana Child Advocacy Center Coalition (SWICACC) will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The 5K walk/run will begin at 8:30 AM EST in front of Cave Country Canoes. A NEW addition this year, is canoeing/kayaking Blue River beginning at 9:00 AM EST. Those participating in both activities will complete the 5K walk/run first. Not only will you have the opportunity to participate in a healthy activity with your family and friends, you will be supporting an organization that works to prevent child abuse. This is a great opportunity for the communities served by SWICACC to come together and celebrate strong, safe families while seeking safety, hope, and justice for child abuse victims.
The 5K is during the Milltown Fall Festival. After the 5k and/or your canoeing/kayaking trip you may wish to enjoy the wide variety of food, activities, crafts and booths at the Festival. Live entertainment is always a draw and the Milltown Parade is one of the largest parades in the county.
The Walk/Run traverses gently rolling hills continuing through historic Milltown and passing scenic Blue River. While in Crawford County you may also enjoy the foliage, explore Marengo Cave, camp, boat or fish at Patoka State Fish and Wildlife Area, O’Bannon Woods, or Hemlock Cliffs.
SWICACC’s mission is to “Provide a safe reporting location for victims of crime and their families with community based multi-disciplinary teams that provide support, promote justice and help to prevent violence.” SWICACC provides forensic interviewing services to children reporting abuse in Indiana Region 17 which includes, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Martin, Orange, Perry and Spencer counties. This not-for-profit organization was started in 2009 when it was recognized that southwestern Indiana did not have adequate services for child abuse victims and their caregivers in these seven (7) counties. SWICACC is funded through federal grants, donations, and fundraising efforts like our annual 5K.
In 2010 SWICACC assisted with 91 forensic interviews and had two locations. The organization now has four locations and has served over 1700 children. SWICACC has added forensic interview sites and staff to better serve all seven counties. In 2017 SWICACC conducted 384 forensic interviews and 150 thus far in 2018. Increased funding is needed to ensure the organization can continue to grow.
Join us to celebrate the life of Master Trooper Rick Magill who was an advocate for all children and celebrate the courage of those who report abuse and find the strength to heal from their abuse.
For Questions Contact: Tamara Lampert at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cheryl Hillenburg at SIRVAW@juno.com.
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