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Great Falls Marches Against Child Abuse

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GREAT FALLS -

Cascade county is joining the nation in participating in the million march against child abuse.

"Here in Cascade County we have had a lot of problems in the past little bit and we're just bringing people aware of what's going on with child abuse and also this afternoon there is going to be a million mile walk nationwide,"explains Exchange Club President, Bill Sterling.

Folks came out this morning to share their support for the fight against child abuse in our nation. Just by showing up folks were taking a symbolic stand on the issue. Community members like Taylor Bray, who fights for the sister he lost to abuse.

"She was just a playful little energetic girl that loved to do anything, Like my mom made a promise years ago to prevent any child abuse that happens in the state of Montana or in Great Falls Montana," says Brey.

Cascade County Attorney John Parker has fought against child abuse in the court room, now he's out here to fight for it on the streets.

"A good day to roll up our sleeves and work for prevention and we truly can't rest until very kid in our community can be safe from child abuse. So here we are again and today's emphasis is on prevention,"says Parker.

Also on hand today is the Dandelion Foundation of Cascade County, a group of volunteers who work hard to raise awareness about the ugliness of child abuse.

"And so our goal is to get out there and get as much education and information out there so people can understand and know the signs and we hopefully eradicate it, because it needs to be stopped just in great falls the past 5 years we've had 6 deaths with child abuse, one is too many,"explains Shawn Hertel, Board member of the Dandelion Foundation.

Around 2,000 pin wheels were placed on the Court House lawn, and folks began their walk to raise awareness to try and stop child abuse in the United States

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