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Biking for Bravery, a community event featuring short and long distance bike rides for families and serious athletes is June 16 at Littlejohn Lake County Park in Allegan to benefit Safe Harbor, a Child Advocacy Center in Allegan and Barry counties.

 

There are 20, 50 and 80 mile routes. Check in and registration begins at 7 a.m.  The 80 mile riders take off at 8 a.m., followed by the 50 mile riders at 8:10 a.m. and the 20 milers at 8:20a.m. 

 

Business sponsorships start at “The Starting Line” sponsorship for $150 with website recognition and Facebook recognition; “Giving Hope” for $300, with a company booth at the event, website and Facebook recognition; “Going the Distance” for $500, with a company booth, one biking pass and website and Facebook recognition and “Biking for Bravery” for $1,000, a 4X4 company banner, company booth, two biking passes, website and Facebook recognition.

 

All funds will help the agency continue to provide awareness, support and hope and healing to child abuse victims in both counties.

 

Safe Harbor has four key values that they believe supports their vision:

*Children have the right to be heard, nurtured, protected, and supported.

*Education is essential to prevent child abuse and neglect.

*Child abuse affects the entire community and thus requires the entire community to eradicate it.

*Dedicated employees and volunteers are valued and are the key to our success.

 

In Michigan in 2015, 37, 370 children were victims of abuse/neglect. Nationally, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused by the time they reach the age of 18. Safe Harbor works to stop the cycle; it is a lifeline for the most innocent victims.

Safe Harbor relies on volunteers, private grants, fundraising and donations. For more on sponsorships, call Allison at Safe Harbor, 269-673-3791, or at development@safeharborcac.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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