The Children’s Network of Southwest Florida and Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation hosted their Seventh Annual Walk to Prevent Child Abuse at Pelican Preserve at 10571 Veneto Drive in Fort Myers on Saturday, Oct. 20. The three and a half mile walk began at 8:30 am, partially through the shaded preserve.
The goal of the “walk” was to increase awareness and raise funds to create child abuse prevention programs as well as fulfill the needs of over a thousand children who are currently under the care of the organization who have suffered from abuse or neglect.
More than 500 people volunteered and more than $55,000 was raised. All money received will stay in the local community and will benefit local children who may be at risk for abuse and neglect.