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.

Check back here to stay up-to-date with special events. If you are interested in volunteering at any special events, please click here.

4/1-2, 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.

4/11, I Run with Survivors 5K run/1 mile walk

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April, CFPA is hosting its 3rd annual 5K run/1 mile walk, I Run with Survivors, on Saturday, 4/11 at the Levee District at 8:00 AM. Registration is now open here. Enter code EARLYBIRD2020 at checkout to receive $10 off registration through Feb. 29, 2020.

The general admission fee is $30. The registration fee for participants ages 4-17 is $15 and registration is free for children younger than three years old. The course is stroller, wheelchair, and pet friendly. All participants will receive a race day t-shirt the color of sexual assault awareness and CFPA swag and are encouraged to wear it at the event. The first 50 participants to sign up receive a surprise CFPA swag item. First time racers receive teal shoelaces and a water bottle.

Merchandise from CFPA, including coffee mugs, pop sockets, and more, are available for purchase on the registration website. The website also features a fundraising platform that allows participants to raise money for CFPA through peer-to-peer fundraising.

Race day activities include speakers, photo opportunities, music from Mix 106.9, and refreshments following the race. Follow the event on Facebook here.

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