Published: Oct 14, 2011 4:48 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Children’s Network of Southwest Florida will be hosting their Sixth Annual Walk to Prevent Child Abuse at Pelican Preserve at 10571 Veneto Drive in Ft. Myers on Saturday, October 15, 2011.  This walk is designated to increase awareness and raise funds to create child abuse prevention programs as well as fulfill the needs of some 1400 children currently under our care who have suffered from abuse or neglect.  On average, there are 1000 calls to the abuse hotline every month.  These numbers reflect the urgent need to increase child abuse prevention.   Registration will begin at 7:30 am.  At 8:30 am, participants will enjoy walking the three and a half mile walk, partially through the shaded preserve, snacks, and amazing raffle prizes.  

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