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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, March 31, 2002

'Child Abuse Vigil' seeks to boost awareness

By Zenaida Serrano Espanol
Advertiser Staff Writer

In an effort to increase awareness of child abuse during Child Abuse Prevention month in April, Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii and the Partners for Prevention will sponsor a "Child Abuse Vigil" 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday at the State Capitol. For the event, which carries the theme, "Walk a Mile in Their Shoes," organizers want to collect more than 5,000 pairs of shoes to create a graphic representation of the number of children who are abused each year in Hawai'i. Information: 951-0200 or 473-4222, ext. 272.