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State Senator Janet Howell (D-32), left, with SafeSpot founding board members Bridget Rainey (center) and Bootsie Humenansky (right), both of Great Falls. Senator Howell, a long-time supporter of the children’s advocacy center concept, spoke to the crowd of nearly 300 runners at the start of the race.

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Runners Line Up to Stop Child Abuse

Great Falls neighbors join in recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, which helps explain why 300 runners gathered at 9 a.m. at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston, grouped in teams with names like "Peggy's Posse," "Kids4Kids" and—a favorite—"Team Baxter" (named after organizing member Kim Roellig's dog) on Saturday, April 13.


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