Sue Scheff: Lauren's Kids - Raising Awareness for Sexual Abuse Awareness Month

Join Lauren Book-Lim, abuse survivor and founder of Lauren’s Kids, during her 500-mile walk from across Florida--from Aventura to the state capitol in Tallahassee. Lauren’s Walk is intended to raise awareness for Sexual Abuse Awarenesss Month.

Lauren’s journey will begin at an Aventura house where her abuse first occurred on Friday, April 2, and end at the Capitol Building on Wednesday, April 20, 2010. Upon her arrival at the Capitol, her foundation, Lauren’s Kids, will host a rally to encourage and support passage of all pending legislation to protect children from sexual assault.

Her 500-mile walk symbolizes a survivor’s long, painful healing journey to shed the shame—a journey that requires love, support and understanding from family, friends and trained professionals. Lauren is walking during Sexual Abuse Awareness Month to bring awareness to help prevent childhood sexual abuse, but also to reach out to survivors of all ages who might not have disclosed their “dark, hidden secret”. Lauren’s consistent message to others “I Survived, I’m Okay, Because It’s Okay to Tell” demonstrates the importance of shedding the shame--a critical step to the healing process.

Watch video here.

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