The Walk to Sierra started as a small event in 2009 to raise money for education programs at the local Children’s Advocacy Center. The event is the idea of Shannon Shaver and was started in memory of her niece, Sierra, who was a victim of Shaken Baby syndrome. Sierra died on April 27, 2006 from injuries sustained from child abuse.
In memory of Sierra and with the hope of sparing other families this trauma, the Walk to Sierra board of directors is committed to bringing a greater awareness to child abuse and its prevention through various local educational programs. One way we achieve this goal is with an annual fundraising event to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County’s (CACHC) educational outreach program. Walk to Sierra supports the CACHC’s mission to serve children who are victims of abuse through prevention, education & intervention.
The Walk to Sierra is a family-friendly, carnival-like event that occurs every April and is a place where parents can bring their kids and have great family fun. The hope is that by bringing people together in this entertaining atmosphere we can help facilitate an open and honest discussion about child abuse, ways to recognize it and tangible ways to prevent it.
This year the Walk to Sierra will be held on Saturday at Renaissance Park from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “On the Rock” and Center Stage Dance Studio will be performing at the event. There will also be bouncy houses and arts and crafts for kids. Taco Sherpa will be at the event (as well as other food vendors) supporting the cause. Many local companies and individuals have donated items that can be bid on in a silent auction.
For additional information, please contact Heather Wilson at 400-8316 or email email@example.com.