April 13: Superhero Day in Columbus

March 28, 2013 

Children’s Tree House Child Advocacy Center and Chattahoochee CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) are hosting Be A Child’s Hero... Superhero Day on Broadway in Uptown Columbus from 8:30 a.m. until noon. April 13.

This event, coordinated in collaboration with Uptown Columbus will feature a Superhero themed 5k/1k Fun Run to raise funds and bring about awareness of child abuse in our local community. The Superhero Run encourages runners to dress as superheroes, with the idea that every child needs a hero, but abused and neglected children need superheroes. To register for the run visit www.active.com.

Other activities for Superhero Day include a Sidewalk Chalk Contest and Costume Contest that will be judged by members of The Justice League; Sheriff John Darr, District Attorney Julia Slater and Judge Andrew Dodgen. WRBL Chief Meteorologist, Bob Jeswald, will host various stage performances to include live entertainment from local musicians, an Oxbow Meadows Creature Feature, puppet shows and more. Child friendly vendors will also be onsite for car seat demos and child ID kits.

"Superhero Day on Broadway is being held in April in recognition of National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. Last year, our CASA program served 158 children in foster care by assigning a qualified and caring volunteer to advocate for their best interests in court. In addition, Children’s Tree House Advocacy Center provided more than 265 forensic interviews to suspected victims of child abuse as well as referrals to free counseling services,” stated Executive Director Mike Angstadt.

For more information about Superhero Day on Broadway or to learn more about our programs call (706) 327-9612 or visit our website at www.twincedars.org

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