In honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month, KentuckyOne Health invites the community to join Saint Joseph London and other community child advocacy agencies and vendors to help raise awareness of child abuse, neglect and other crimes against children.
On Friday, April 13 at 8 p.m., Saint Joseph London will turn its fountain blue during a lighting ceremony at the hospital.
On Saturday, April 14, a free child-friendly event will be held from noon-3 p.m. at the Saint Joseph London Lake Walking Path, to help bring awareness to child abuse. Program speakers include Jacob Hyde, University of Kentucky football player and local child advocate; Robert Goforth, State Representative, District 89; Tony Brown, local native and child advocate; and Mike Wynn, Grace Health.
Activities set to take place at the April 14 event include pinwheel planting for community members and games for children. Artwork from students at Hunter Hills, Sublimity and Wyan-Pine elementary schools will be showcased during the event, and a community photo will be taken at 2 p.m. with participants forming the shape of a ribbon.
Local child advocacy leaders and vendors will also be on-site with information, and door prizes will be given away. Food and light refreshments will be provided.
Additional partners for these two events include Treetop Adventure at Levi Jackson State Park, WellCare, and the Safe Child Coalition.