KidSafe Foundation hosted its 4th Annual fundraiser, “Shine the Light”, on Friday, April 26th in Boca Raton.
Supporters of KidSafe gathered at Broken Sound Country Club to “shine the light” on the importance of education to prevent child abuse and to honor Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney and advocate for victims of childhood sexual abuse.
Jeff Herman received the Child Advocate of the Year Award, in recognition of his dedication to protecting children from sexual abuse.
“I am thrilled to be honored for the work I do to protect children by KidSafe Foundation at their 4th annual fundraiser,” Herman said. “KidSafe empowers our community by giving children, parents, and professionals the knowledge and in-depth understanding they need to prevent abuse.”
KidSafe is a 501c3 nonprofit founded by Sally Berenzweig MEd, MA and Cherie Benjoseph LCSW – Child Safety Experts, Mental Health Professionals, Educators, Authors, Public Speakers and Moms on a mission to keep all children safe from child abuse, bullying and internet dangers. In 2012 KidSafe brought education programs to over 5,000 adults and 2,500 children received the full 8 week KidSafe for Kids program. Shockingly, 1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 6 boys will be sexually exploited by their 18th birthday. 90% of the time a child is harmed, it is by someone they know and trust.