Lace Up Your Tennis Shoes for Child Abuse Victims

“Lace up your tennis shoes and join your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors for the 4th Annual Hometown Heroes Walk for Children,” said Child Advocacy Center Director Sharon De Boer.

The Hometown Heroes Walk for Children will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza, downtown on the square. Walkers can ride complimentary Rover shuttles from the Child Advocacy Center to the Civic Plaza from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Registration will be held at the Civic Plaza from 11:00-11:45 a.m., speakers at 11:45 a.m., and the Walk will begin at 12:00 noon. The event will culminate with a picnic lunch, music, and fun at the Child Advocacy Center, located at 1040 Samsonite Blvd.

The Child Advocacy Center works as a multidisciplinary team with the Department of Children’s Services, law enforcement, and the District Attorney’s Office to investigate child abuse allegations, aggressively prosecute offenders, and help children and their families heal from the trauma. “All Child Advocacy Center services are provided free of charge. The proceeds from the Walk will support crisis intervention services for victims of child abuse, child sexual abuse, and drug endangered children,” continued De Boer.

Local Hometown Hero #10 Boston Red Socks starting pitcher David Price is the event’s presenting sponsor. Project One Four a David Price Foundation and other faithful event sponsors have made a difference in the lives of many Murfreesboro children through their faithful support of the Child Advocacy Center. Other event sponsors include Ascend Federal Credit Union, Bridgestone LaVergne Plant, Emergency Physicians of St. Thomas Rutherford, Ferrous Processing and Trading, Michael Busey State Farm, Middle Tennessee Electric, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas, Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club, Murfreesboro Young Professionals, Gale and Jonelle Prince, Ole South Properties, Elizabeth Renegar Parker, PATCO, Redstone Federal Credit Union, Rogers Group, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Sudsy’s Car Wash, Waldron Fann and Parsley Attorneys, and Bill and Lucy Whitesell.

It is not too late for other individuals and businesses to get involved. The deadline for business partners to get their name on the event t-shirts and poster is Thursday, April 18, 2019. Please contact Monica Watson for more information at 615-867-9000 or

Walkers are encouraged to pre-register at

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