Duck Race Funds Abuse Prevention Programs

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Buy a duck, help prevent abuse.

Peoria’s Center for Prevention of Abuse is hosting their 28th annual Duck Race this weekend.

The event at East Peoria’s Eastside Centre on Saturday helps to educate kids about abuse prevention.

“Last year, we reached 33,000 students. Helping them understand the benefits of non-violent conflict resolution. Helping them understand what a healthy relationship looks like,” said Carol Merna, Executive Director at the Center for Prevention of Abuse.

“Many young people think that they may have one. But, when you have fear, or any verbal abuse, that’s not a healthy relationship.”

Merna tells WMBD’s Greg and Dan that the Center for Prevention of Abuse teaches abuse prevention to students as young as preschool age, to college kids.

The Duck Race benefitting the Center for Prevention of Abuse will be at Eastside Centre in East Peoria Saturday, August 27. Activities start at noon. The race begins at 2:00 p.m.

To buy a duck, or learn about the Center for Prevention of Abuse, click HERE.




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