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Power of One Celebration Set for May 18

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LACASA’s CAP (Child Abuse Prevention) Council of Livingston County is hosting its annual Power of One Celebration on Friday, May 18, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cleary University’s Johnson Center in Howell.

Hosted by Livingston County resident and WDIV Local 4 News anchor Steve Garagiola, the event will feature hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions, 50/50 and prize raffles, live music, and a cash bar. Proceeds from the event will directly support child abuse prevention programs in Livingston County. Tickets are $35 each or $300 for a table of ten

“This event will be a continuation of our April awareness activities, celebrating the fact that each one of us in the community has the power to impact the life of a child in a positive way,” said Deanna Norris, CAP Council director.

“The event also will celebrate the recent merger of the CAP Council, and other programs of the Family Resource Center, with LACASA – two agencies coming together as one to strengthen families and create a safer community,” Norris said. 

Auction items available at the celebration include a phase one orthodontics treatment from Dr. Gordon Niles Orthodontics in Brighton; a week-long Canadian lakeshore cottage getaway; golf packages, jewelry, spa treatments, entertainment gift cards, and more.

In keeping with the Power of One theme, the event also will feature the presentation of the 2012 Champion for Children Award. This annual award is a collaborative effort between LACASA’s CAP Council and Great Start Livingston to honor individuals in the community who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of local children.

Throughout the year, the CAP Council offers programs that teach adults and adolescents about different forms of abuse and how they can be prevented.

The Power of One Celebration will help to support programs such as:

  • Stewards of Children: Training programs that teach adults seven steps to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome: Workshops that teach adolescents about the dangers of shaking a baby that won’t stop crying
  • The Period of Purple Crying: A program that teaches new parents about coping with infant crying in a positive, healthy way
  • Community Call-to-Action Conference: Where parents and professionals learn about issues relevant to child safety and well-being in Livingston County
  • CAP Kids Fair: A day of fun for Livingston County families that offers parents helpful information about keeping kids healthy and safe

Serving Livingston County for more than 32 years, the CAP Council is a designated local council of the Michigan Children’s Trust Fund. CAP Council programs are funded, in part, by the Livingston County United Way.

Tickets for the Power of One event may be purchased online or by calling Amber at LACASA (517) 548-1350.

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