Keys Academy hosts 3rd Annual Child Abuse Awareness Walk/Run

HARLINGEN — Keys Academy is hosting a fun family event with the aim of alerting the public to the growing problem of child abuse.

The 3rd Annual Child Abuse Awareness Walk/Run is an awareness fundraising event to benefit Prevent Child Abuse Texas, said Brenda Garcia, organizer and director of the Teen Parenting Program for the Harlingen school district.

PCA Texas, a statewide 30-year-old nonprofit organization committed to healthy children and families, invites the community to participate in the Saturday event.

Garcia said its one of the largest events in the state, beating out Dallas in attendance.

There, families with children, seniors and others are welcome to participate in a 5K walk/run to support safe, happy and healthy children.

This event will be an opportunity to alert all people in the community of the importance of commitment to child abuse prevention, Garcia said.

The event will begin at KEYS Academy, 2809 N. 7th St. The 1-mile run/walk will begin at 8 a.m. and the 5K run/walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. Registration on Saturday will be $25 for adults 12 years of age or older and $10 for kids under 12 years.

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