Wear Blue for Prevention April 28
April is a time for action on behalf of children and families. This year, Advocates for Children is participating in Wear Blue Day on Friday, April 28, in support of all children in this community and the great childhoods they deserve. But we’re not content to be the only ones wearing blue. This year we’re encouraging others to join us on Wear Blue Day and then to commit to take action on behalf of children and families in Georgia.
One person can make a difference, and it can start with you! On April 28, WEAR BLUE anywhere – to work, to school, a community event, the gym, and even at home. Invite your friends, family, students, co-workers or even your entire office to WEAR BLUE too! It doesn’t matter if it’s a blue shirt or blue suede shoes. The unified, community-wide act of wearing blue will help raise awareness that child abuse is preventable.
Each year local individuals and organizations band together on a designated day each April during Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month as a visible commitment to support child abuse awareness and prevention month. In the spring of 1989, a grandmother from Virginia began the blue-ribbon campaign as a tribute to her grandson, a three-year old who died at the hands of his mother’s abusive boyfriend. Since that time, concerned citizens all over the country have worn blue as a symbol of the need to prevent child abuse and neglect.
It is not just about wearing BLUE though. Even more importantly, it’s about telling people WHY you are wearing BLUE on Friday, April 28. This is a simple way we all can make a difference, educating one person at a time. Advocates for Children encourages others to join them on April 28, for Wear Blue day and to post on social media, tagging @advochild.