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FULTON, NY – Karrie Damm, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County (CAC), announced that the agency’s eighth annual Blue Ribbon Ride Against Child Abuse raised more than $13,000 to help support the agency’s efforts to combat and prevent child abuse in Oswego County.
“Our Blue Ribbon Ride Against Child Abuse was a great success! Thanks to our many supporters and the more than 70 bikers who participated in the ride, we raised some much needed funds that will allow us to continue to provide services free of charge to victims of child abuse in Oswego County,” said Damm.
The CAC is a non-profit organization that works hand-in-hand with local law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, medical providers, therapy providers, and victim advocacy professionals in Oswego County to protect and serve children that are victims of sexual and physical abuse. In 2010 the CAC served more than 240 children and families in Oswego County, and so far this year, that number is more than 300!
“We truly appreciate the support we received from caring businesses such as CSI, Inc.; Wheel-A-Way Motorsports; Mary Felasco, Esq.; Alliance Bank; Allison Nelson, Esq.; and Gosch Supply; the members of our volunteer planning committee; the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department; the City of Fulton Police Department; and the many local volunteer fire departments for assisting us with traffic control and making sure everyone enjoyed a safe ride. Their concern for the children in this county and their support of our efforts is remarkable. Many free services are provided to the victims that come to the CAC and without the support of the community we would not be able to help these children,” said Damm.
For more information on the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County, you may contact them at 592-4453.