The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

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April 29, 2013

A walk to remember


"When we talk about the importance of standing up for children and their rights and working together against abuse, I think it's something we should all join hands together and work very hard to make a difference with this cause," Hart said.

She said there are many reasons why child abuse happens, but one piece grabs her attention.

"I particularly like to concentrate on the prevention aspect of child abuse. We want to make sure we are doing everything we can from the prevention aspect all the way through," Hart said.

Local Rainbird organizer Marie Sturtz also spoke to the people who gathered to support the cause. A handful carried signs asking for the end of child abuse. She said she felt that the work being done in the community has had an impact.

"People are starting to listen. They might not like what we have to say, but they are listening," Sturtz said.

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