SHINE Walk

Inspiring hope for survivors of child sexual abuse in Franklin County, PA

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Who We Are

Over The Rainbow Children's Advocacy Center is committed to providing services and support to suspected child abuse victims and their families in a compassionate , child friendly environment utilizing a multidisciplinary approach with respect to the prevention, identification, investigation and treatment of child abuse while emphasizing the child as our first priority. We support and envision a community where children and their families are provided with the resources necessary to lessen the trauma of abuse. It is our belief that proactively addressing these needs will lead to the future well-being of the child and ultimately the community.

What is SHINE?

Led by National Children's Alliance and hosted here in the Keystone State by PennCAC, SHINE fights the stigma of child sexual abuse that survivors often experience. You can visit the state-wide campaign page at penncac.org/SHINE to read stories of overcoming abuse, add your name to our virtual Wall of Support, and learn more about resources for survivors at any point along the healing journey. Together, we can inspire hope for survivors and raise awareness about Children's Advocacy Centers, which provide the local response needed to stop abuse when it happens and help kids heal after trauma.

Walk with Over The Rainbow in September and help raise important funds for our work on behalf of child victims.

As part of the SHINE campaign in Pennsylvania, CACs across the state are forming teams for a virtual/remote walk event during the month of September. By getting out into our communities, we want to:

  • Have fun together and celebrate our CAC community
  • Let survivors of child sexual abuse know they aren't alone
  • Spread the word about what CACs do and why it matters so much
  • Raise important funds to support our ongoing work to stop abuse and help kids heal

Here's how to join us!

1. It's easy! Just CLICK THE "WALK WITH US" BUTTON above to sign up as a walker and fundraiser. Upload a photo of yourself for extra personality 🙂Then share our team page using the social icons or copy/paste the URL to send around:

https://givebutter.com/franklin-county-shines

2. CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR STORE AND PRE-ORDER YOUR EVENT T-SHIRT to wear for your walk. The t-shirt is totally optional—just one more fun way to help spread the word! Orders placed by August 17 will arrive by September 7. Adult sizes are $23-$26 and a youth size is available for $21 plus direct shipping to your home address.

3. GET OUTSIDE. There's no set date or time—that's the beauty of a remote/virtual event. Take a walk whenever you want, however you want, with whomever you want. If you order a t-shirt, wear it! Get some great pictures, use the hashtag #WHYWESHINE, and share our team fundraising page in all your event posts.

4. SHARE SHARE SHARE. Did we mention this already? The most important thing you can do is help us spread the word! Tell your friends you'll be walking to support your local CAC in September, and share this page on social media, by email, or text. Ask folks to make a donation to sponsor your walk—they can click "DONATE" and select you from the team roster to credit a gift toward your walk and leave their own message of support on our donor wall.

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