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Rockwall County Goes Blue

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall is the Title Sponsor of the Children’s Advocacy Center Go Blue Gala at the Hilton on April 26. Photo by Richard Redig.

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 1, 2019) The Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County is leading the charge this April as our entire community “goes blue” to raise awareness during Child Abuse Prevention Month. Here’s how you can support the cause:

  • Tie a blue ribbon around your mailbox, tree, or car antenna
  • Visit local businesses offering “blue” promotions
  • Buy a “Go Blue” T-shirt at Samee’s Pizza Getti
  • Share selfies using #StickMyTongueOutAtChildAbuse
  • Attend the KickOff Party at Fuzzy’s, 4-5:30PM April 1
  • Wear blue on Go Blue Day, April 5 and enter photo contest here. The photo contest runs through Saturday, March 6 until 11:59 PM.
  • Attend the Go Blue Gala at the Hilton on April 26. Tickets: one.bidpal.net
  • Donate or volunteer with the CAC

The Rockwall SWAT Bearcat goes blue for Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month. Photo by Casey Washington, Blue Ribbon News.

What is the CAC?

The Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County is an interagency, multi-disciplinary partnership dedicated to providing intervention, hope, and healing to victims of child sexual and physical abuse. It is a safe, child-friendly place where law enforcement, Child Protective Services, prosecution, medical and mental health professionals collaborate and develop coordinated strategies to seek justice and promote healing.

Prior to the existence of CACs, children suffering from abuse and neglect often endured repetitive interviews due to lack of coordination between investigating agencies. Investigating agencies frequently duplicated efforts and complicated the process for victims and their families, increasing the trauma associated with reporting the abuse and jeopardizing the opportunity for successful outcomes in child abuse cases.

The multi-agency approach to investigating allegations of child abuse and to protecting children begins with the referral. Cases are referred to a CAC by either a local law enforcement agency or CPS. Forensic interviews are conducted at the CAC in an age appropriate room by trained professionals, who seek to minimize the number of interviews for children and to enhance evidence collection through the use of an unbiased and non-suggestive interview protocol. Medical exams are conducted by specially trained practitioners. Therapy and family assistance programs also are provided to clients and non-offending family members to help them understand their rights as crime victims and to assist them in accessing other resources in the community.

Learn more at rockwallcac.org or call 469-745-8200.

Aurentz Family Dental | 3140 Horizon, Ste. 103

For every in-office teeth whitening session done in March or April, Aurentz Dental will donate $50 to the CAC.

Bonafide Bettie’s Pies | 103 San Jacinto

Late Night Shopping Event benefiting the CAC.

Camp Gladiator | Fox Chase Park

8AM every Saturday in April, free community “blue-out” workouts, accepting cash donations for the CAC.

Dodie’s Cajun Diner | 2067 Summer Lee, Ste. 115

Order their Blue Plate Special in April and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the CAC.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop | 2861 Ridge Road

Go Blue for Kids Kickoff Event (4 to 5:30 p.m. April 1). Activities, food specials and bounce house.

Groovy’s | 110 E. Rusk

Blue necklaces, percentage of proceeds benefit the CAC.

JER Chilton YMCA | 1210 N. Goliad

Blue-out  staff day every Monday in April, accepting donations for the CAC.

Jour Salon | 501 S. Goliad St.

Stop in to buy blue denim earrings in April; proceeds benefit the CAC.

Panda Express | 2400 Horizon Road

CAC Night 5-8PM April 12. Show flyer or enter promo code 266491 during online checkout,  20% donated to CAC.

Pilates Blueprint | 1215 Arista Drive, Ste. 102

Free workout day for non-members on Saturday, April 6 (bring a friend and wear blue). Cash donations will be collected for the CAC. Info: 972-722-7716.

Rock Y’all Nutrition | 316 S. Goliad

#StickMyTongueOutAtChildAbuse

Enjoy 17 grams of protein and 26 essential vitamins and minerals with the Berry Blue Blast combo in March and April (includes a smoothie and a calorie burning energy tea) and $2 from each combo sold will benefit the CAC.

Rockwall Crossing Orthodontics | 711 S. Goliad

‘Guess the amount’ contest in April. Prize is $50 Shenaniganz gift card (stay tuned for details).

Rockwall Gymnastics Academy | 1201 Ridge Road, Suite 103

Children’s Advocacy Center Saturday Open Gym from 7 to 10 p.m. April 27 (ages 5 & up). Must contact 469-209-6496 or sign up at rockwallgymnasticsacademy.com. For $20 children will have free play fun under the supervision of RGA’s staff. All proceeds benefit the CAC.

Samee’s Pizza Getti | 561 I-30

Go Blue t-shirt locale. Take a stand against child abuse and show your support by wearing blue. Be on the lookout in April for special shirts available for purchase at Samee’s with proceeds benefiting the CAC.

Sideways BBQ | The Harbor

April 5 only, $1 off Blue Moon beer, proceeds from all Blue Moon sales go to CAC.

Solar Reflections | 2845 Ridge Rd., Suite 211

Throughout April, customers that mention CAC may get $20 spray tan while 25% of April sales go to CAC.

SunstoneFIT | 449 E I-30

Join them at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5 for a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Class. Class is free if you wear blue, and donations will be collected for the CAC. 

Texas Roadhouse | 912 E I-30

Enjoy their Special Go Blue promo in April.

Williamson Foundation Repair | 3309 Main St. Rowlett

Special promo in April with portion of sales donated to the CAC. Call 469-698-8332 to schedule.

Zanata | 202 E. Rusk

Order the Go Bluejito Cocktail in April, portion of the proceeds benefit the CAC.

 

Go Blue For Kids Gala Sponsors

Blue Ribbon News is proud to be the Media Partner & Publicity Sponsor of the Rockwall CAC’s Go Blue for Kids Gala on April 26.

Defender of Children (Title Sponsor)

-Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall

Protector of Children: 

-Inwood National Bank

-Williamson Foundation Repair

Crusader for Children:

-Oncor

Advocate for Children:

-BB&T Wealth

-Timpa Law Office

-Triple Creek Red Angus

-Willis Fine Jewelry

Corporate Tables:

Rockwall County District Attorney’s Office, American National Bank, Alliance Bank, Baylor Scott and White-Lake Pointe, Guaranty Bank, Lake Pointe Orthopedics, Soroptimist Rockwall, Rockwall Police Department, City of Fate, Rockwall Women’s League, AMICA Rockwall, Atmos Energy, Artisan Masonry, Farmers Insurance – Brady Z. Hill

Underwriters:

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Photo Op: The Valk Family

Mobile Bidding: Wendi Conley

Band Sponsor: Hyundai of Greenville

Bar Sponsor: Milestone Electric

Valet Sponsor: Lakeside Allure

Donuts for the Drive: Michelle Kocurek (For All Season Décor)

Photography: My Computer Guy

Decorations: Dawn Nelson; National Charity League

Printing: Homes by Bowen

Live Auction Cakes: My Southern Sugar Bakers

Auction: Historymaker Homes

Willis Live Kick Off: Willis Fine Jewelry

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