As National Child Abuse Prevention Month comes to a close, HPF would like to thank our readers and contributors, but most importantly our survivors who were so brave in sharing their stories in order to help others. We would also like to remind everyone that every day is Child Abuse Prevention Day and we must do our part to reach out and help those in need.

Yesterday in Florence SC superheroes disguised as runners came to the rescue and raised awareness for child abuse prevention as part of the sixth-annual CAPES for Kids 5K/10K/Kids Fun Run to benefit CARE House of the Pee Dee region in Florence. This event started six years ago, when Tylashia Grant, 3, a student at Carver Elementary School, died as a result of physical abuse and neglect. Her teacher, Meagan Johnson, started the event to raise awareness and honor her student’s memory. All funds from entry fees and sponsors go to help the CARE House, a child advocacy center (CAC) in Florence. It is a local nonprofit that serves abused children of the Pee Dee region through forensic interviews, therapy, advocacy and medical services. Read more:

Photo by John D. Russell/Special To The Morning News