Kosair Charities, Kentucky Youth Advocates and several other organizations that provide services to victims of abuse will be launching a ten-year campaign to end child abuse and neglect. That announcement was made last Thursday at Family & Children’s Place’s Annual Child Abuse Prevention Month rally at Louisville Slugger Field.

In 2013, Kosair Charities will celebrate its 90th anniversary, and they hope to eradicate child abuse throughout the region before celebrating their centennial in 2023. During the first half of the 20th century, Kosair Charities and its partners were key players in fighting the battle to eliminate childhood polio. And now in the first half of the 21st century, Kosair Charities and its partners have committed to fight another battle on behalf of kids – the elimination of child abuse and neglect. With Kosair’s leadership and the hard and creative work of its allies, the day will come when not a single kid in Kentucky suffers the ravages of abuse or neglect.

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