Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Ronny Turiaf, Jeremy Lin, Baron Davis, Maurice Evans, Caron Butler, Dwyane Wade’s and Chris Paul’s foundations Head List of Professional Athletes, Other VIPs to Raise Awareness and Funds for PCA America.
At least 40 VIPs come together for ‘40 for 40’ campaign to mark Prevent Child Abuse America’s 40th anniversary with activities in April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month and throughout the year
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April 4, 2012 [Chicago, IL] – Basketball stars Ronny Turiaf, Jeremy Lin, Baron Davis, Maurice Evans and Caron Butler, along with the Chris Paul and (Dwyane) Wade’s World Foundations, are headlining a list of at least 40 professional athletes and VIPs committing to help Prevent Child Abuse America raise awareness and funds in its 40th anniversary year through a special “40 for 40” campaign. The players are coming together in a unifying effort to demonstrate that we all play a role in helping to raise happy, healthy children nationwide.
The “40 for 40” campaign will raise funds to support healthy child development and child abuse prevention efforts nationwide, and will feature activities throughout the year. The first is a two-week social media-based fundraising push from April 4-18 in which the 40 VIPs will promote Prevent Child Abuse America and invite their followers on Twitter and Facebook to make financial contributions to Prevent Child Abuse America here. To follow along, visit @PCAAmerica or #40for40 on Twitter.
“As athletes, we have an obligation to keep sports a place where kids can thrive,” said Ronny Turiaf of the Miami Heat. “While most may have felt compelled to help with the recent current events in our society, I have always felt the importance of doing all I can through my time, money and resources. These issues have always been important to me, and with the help of Prevent Child Abuse America, I am able to provide resources to help with programs that will focus on preventing sexual abuse of children and bullying. I encourage you to do the same.”
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