Thursday, April 2, 2009

Walk a Mile for a Child

Saturday, April 4, 2009, marks the seventh annual Safeplace Walk-a-Mile-for-a-Child. This year the walk will begin at the Webster Hotel in Sheffield at 10:30 and conclude at Wilson Park in Florence at Noon.

The 2009 walk is indeed special as it includes the Jennifer Hampton team composed of members of the TimesDaily forum. Jennifer, a former Waterloo homecoming queen, was brutally raped and murdered last year while on a business trip to Knoxville, Tennessee. It's especially fitting to honor her memory by contributing to an organization that has supported battered women and children in the Shoals since 1981.

For more information on how you can help support Safeplace during Child Abuse Prevention Month or in any other capacity, please call Heath Haddock at 256-767-3076. We sincerely hope none of our readers ever needs the services of this wonderful organization, but this walk will help make sure that Safeplace continues to be there for those who do.

Reminder: After the Safeplace Walk, be sue to visit the Ritz yard sale at Foodland Shopping Center in Sheffield. Everyone wants to live green, and supporting this wonderful organization is one of the best ways to do so.