April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Each year the YMCA in Erie as well as elsewhere host “Five Days of Action” events promoting awareness and healthy choices for families. To wrap up the initiative, the YMCA along with many other organizations in the area team up for an event known as Healthy Kids Day. This year’s event was held at the JMC Arena in Erie.
Hundreds of families came to the event to take part in the activities with groups such as Wellsville and the Erie Philharmonic. The YMCA wants to urge anyone with a serious concern that a child is being abused to contact Darkness to Light on the Child Abuse Helpline at 866-FOR-LIGHT or 866-367-5444.