Over 27,000 children were reported as abused in Dallas County last year. To put it into perspective, it would take more than 24 hours to read every name on that list.
And that’s exactly what the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center is going to do.
On May 2-3, the inaugural Save Jane event is taking place in Klyde Warren Park. To encourage taking a stand against child abuse, volunteers and leaders from across North Texas are going to read the children’s names, as ‘Jane Doe’ and ‘John Doe’ to protect identities.
Then, when the sun sets, multiple buildings in downtown Dallas will light up red. Lynn Davis, DCAC president and CEO, said it’s a representation of what the organization does—”never stop fighting for these kids who have suffered unspeakable abuse.”
“DCAC hopes that through Save Jane, North Texans will recognize the absolute magnitude and prevalence of child abuse in Dallas County—it is everywhere you look,” Davis said. “It will take 24-plus hours of nonstop reading to name each child who was abused last year. That is simply unacceptable.”
It’s not too late to participate: DCAC welcomes North Texans to take a turn on stage. To volunteer to read names, please visit www.savejane.com.
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