2017 5K Race
2017 5K Race
The 5th annual Rick Magill Memorial 5K to benefit Southwestern Indiana Child Advocacy Center Coalition (SWICACC) will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8:30 AM EDST. 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. The 5K Walk/Run is an opportunity for the counties served by SWICACC to come together and celebrate strong, safer families and to speak up for those who are not in safe families.
This year’s 5K event is during the Milltown Fall Festival. After the 5K you can participate in the many events offered at the festival which include a wide variety of food, crafts and informational booths. 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, canoe the Blue River, 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 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 there were 91 forensic interviews conducted in Region 17. Today SWICACC has a dedicated interview location in the following four (4) counties; Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, and Spencer to serve all seven counties. In 2016 Region 17 conducted 325 forensic interviews. Increased funding is needed to continue to serve the growing usage of our child advocacy center locations. SWICACC has served over 1300 children since developing in 2009.
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 email@example.com or Cheryl Hillenburg at SIRVAW@juno.com.
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