The Grand Traverse Pie Company’s “Kid’s Make and Bake” was about much more than cherry pie… This event is a big hit at the National Cherry Festival each year and provides a unique and effective platform to advocate on behalf of children everywhere. Within the Grand Traverse Pie Company’s message of “Love, Peace, and Pie” there lies an incredible opportunity to speak with parents and caregivers about the importance of prevention and speaking openly about child sexual abuse.
As we welcomed over 400 children (plus their accompanying adults) into the tent, there was an air of excitement accompanied by the sobering truth that 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday. We know that prevention is the answer and that education is the first step in heading down that path. We are incredibly grateful to the Grand Traverse Pie Company for providing us with a national platform for relaying this message and to all those adults who took the time to bring their children to this event and take a moment to have a conversation with us.
It is clear that the community is ready to hear this message and they are also ready to respond. Let’s continue this conversation so we can create a world where every child has the opportunity to live a happy and healthy life. To learn more about what you can do to keep the conversation going, visit our Prevention Education page.
Also, be sure and check out the featured story on the Kid’s Make and Bake from 9and10 News!