In 1983, increasing awareness of the need to ensure the safety and welfare of children led to a presidential proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Through the years, The Kempe Foundation has been a leader in local efforts to rally the public as we strive to end child abuse. This year, Kempe will partner with several corporations and media outlets to get our message of hope and compassion into the community. For a complete listing of events, media coverage, partnerships and more, visit www.kempe.org/CAPM.
April 1 – Ceremonial Lighting along Children’s Way
Observance of this month will begin with a lighting ceremony on Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m. where the trees lining Children’s Way will be lit with blue lights. The color blue symbolizes the official color of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Children will flip on the lights at dusk.
April 16 – Kempe Takes Manhattan
Please join us April 16, at the Denver Marriott City Center as we recreate the iconic excitement and glamour of New York City for an evening to benefit Kempe. Our guests will be celebrating in New York style to raise funds to support abused and neglected children treated by Kempe. Due to the overwhelming response last week, we sold out the event. However, we will rearrange and expand the room to its maximum capacity, which means we now have an additional 100 tickets remaining. Purchase yours today by clicking here.
April 25 – Cherry Creek Sneak
The Kempe Foundation has been named the charity beneficiary for this Denver tradition that has been around since 1982. You can make a donation to Kempe during registration or pledge your support as a team or individually. Whether a walker or runner, child or adult this invigorating run has something for everyone. The Sneak is Sunday, April 25. Visit www.active.com/donate/kempe to pledge your support.
During the month of April, King Soopers shoppers will have the opportunity to make a gift to The Kempe Foundation at checkout. Please consider making a donation whenever you visit your favorite King Soopers during April.
Since 1885, generation after generation of Colorado families have trusted Robinson Dairy for consistently fresh, healthy and great-tasting products. During April, the Robinson’s have donated one of their milk carton panels to Kempe enabling us to invite thousands of their customers to participate in a text-giving campaign to help Kempe raise funds. You can also make a text gift now by texting the word KIDS to 50555. (Standard messaging rates and additional fees may apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider.)
Also during April, listen and watch for The Kempe Foundation appearing on many of your favorite stations and in many of your favorite publications. Some of these include: Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, Colorado Expressions, ColoradoBiz and Denver Magazines; The Villager and The Denver Post Newspapers; KMGH-7, KUSA-9, Comcast, and Altitude TV; Hot 107 FM, Alice 105, KEZW 1430, The Mountain 99.5, KOSI 101, and Colorado Public Radio; and CBS Outdoor Billboards.
The Blue Ribbon Campaign is a comprehensive community wide effort to promote child abuse awareness. During the month of April Kempe giant blue ribbons are slated to adorn the State Capitol, the Pepsi Center, Denver’s City and County Building, KMGH-TV-7 and at The Kempe Center at Gary Pavilion. Blue is the color of the awareness ribbon and symbol for child abuse prevention.
Kempe will promote the issue of child abuse and events utilizing its social media avenues including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and WordPress blog. Additionally, Kempe will promote the cause utilizing a variety of other social media partnering organizations. If you have not already, be sure to sign up for the latest Kempe information via our social media avenues.