Roslyn, NY, March 07, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Alane Fagin, Executive Director of Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS), is pleased to announce the 23rd Annual Spring Luncheon will be held Thursday, April 10, 2008, at Carltun on the Park in Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. “Our Annual Spring Luncheon helps us raise local awareness of the issues of child abuse and neglect during April—National Child Abuse Prevention Month.”
“We also take the opportunity to honor those who have helped raise the profile of the issue of child abuse and neglect in the community,” said Ms. Fagin. This year, the CAPS Community Leadership Award will be presented to Luncheon Speakers: Abigail Disney, Co-Founder and President of the Daphne Foundation, a progressive, social change foundation, and R. Stephanie Good, Esq., a NY Times best-selling author; among her works: Exposed: The Harrowing Story of a Mother's Undercover Work with the FBI to Save Children from Internet Sex Predators.
Included in their award roster are:
• Family Circle of Honor: The Pierce Family: Doug and Marie Pierce, Greg and Laura Pierce, Forrester and Kathy Pierce, Larry and Fran Pierce, Troy Pierce; Pierce Country Day School, Pierce Country Day Camp, Camp Birchmont, Pierce Coachline, The Maplewood School and Summer Program
• CAPS Children’s Advocate Honoree: Marie Morales-Prieto, Executive Director of the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
• CAPS Prevention Through Education Honoree: Lidia Szczepanowski-Goldsmith, Esq., Founder, National Organization for Women’s Safety, Inc.
Founded 25 years ago in 1982, the Roslyn-based Child Abuse Prevention Services is Long Island’s comprehensive resource center for the prevention of child abuse, bullying and peer harassment. It is a non-profit organization underwritten by private donations, grants and legislative appropriations.
Tickets to the Luncheon are $100. RSVP to Legendary Events, 516-222-0550 x127. Information about this event, CAPS programs, educational materials and volunteer opportunities are available at www.capsli.org or by calling 516-621-0552.