The Child Abuse Prevention Month awareness campaign promotes the role that everyone can play in keeping Colorado’s children safe. Activities and promotions include:
- Public service awareness campaign throughout April 2012 including billboards, television, radio, magazine and newspaper features. Tune in for our superheroes spots on 9News, KOSI 101.1 and Rocky Mountain PBS.
- Giant blue ribbons placed on buildings throughout the Denver Metro Area, including Denver City and County Building, U.S. Bank Tower downtown, Pepsi Center, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Gary Pavilion and Skyline Park downtown.
- In conjunction with Children’s Hospital Colorado, lighting of the ribbon tree in Skyline Park in downtown Denver at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 31.
- Kempe Takes Hong Kong Gala at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at the Denver Marriott City Center
For more information on Kempe activities during Child Abuse Prevention Month, visit http://www.kempe.org/capm.
About the Blue Ribbon Campaign
In 1989, the Blue Ribbon Campaign to Prevent Child Abuse started as a Virginia grandmother’s tribute to her grandson, who died as a result of abuse.
She tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her car as a way to remember him and to alert her community to the tragedy of child abuse. The Blue Ribbon Campaign has since expanded across the country.