PORT HURON, MI–Sunday’s Walk for Kids’ Sake was personal for Terri Strauchman. Strauchman of Port Huron is the guardian to her three young grandchildren because their mother abused them, she said.This was her second year participating. “I think it’s great,” she said of the event. “I don’t think there’s any other town that does this.” The walk is the kickoff event for the week-long Community Roof-Sit event, which raises money for the St. Clair County Child Abuse/Neglect Council. This is the 17th year for the event.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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