Special Events

Throughout the year, the Center for Prevention of Abuse participates in and hosts a variety of special events and fundraisers. We invite you to mark your calendars, join us, and help us build a safe and peaceful community. All funds raised stay local and go directly toward client services.

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8/24, 31st Annual Duck Race

Mark your calendars for the CFPA’s signature fundraiser, the Duck Race! This event is now in its 31st year and raises funds to help CFPA build a safe and peaceful community. Beginning in early June, 30,000 rubber ducks are available for adoption for $5 each online and at various sales sites around the community. Join us for the Duck Race itself on 8/24 at EastSide Centre in East Peoria for an afternoon of food, live music, and racing the ducks down a giant water slide. In honor of the 31st year, the first 31 ducks to cross the finish line will win prizes for their owners! Prizes include cash, gift cards, experiences, fine jewelry, home goods, and more. Check back for more information! The fun starts at 4:00 p.m. and the race starts at 6:00 p.m.

4/1-2, 2020, Light 2020: a Multistate Educational Conference on Human Trafficking

The Center for Prevention of Abuse is proud to host Light 2020: A Multistate Educational Conference on Human Trafficking on April 1-2, 2020 at the Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino in East Peoria, Illinois. Light 2020 aims to bring together experts, service providers, educators, and stakeholders in Illinois and surrounding states to shine a light on human trafficking in the United States and share best practices, innovative campaigns and technology, preventative efforts and measures, and survivor care and strategies to help prevent, combat, and respond to the human trafficking crisis. Light 2020 is now accepting proposal submissions for presenters, exhibitors/vendors, and event sponsors. Please click here for more details and information.

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