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.

I Run with Survivors 5K

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April, CFPA is hosting its 5th annual 5K run/1 mile walk, I Run with Survivors, on Saturday, 4/9 at 8 a.m. in the Levee District in East Peoria. Participants are welcome to join in person or virtually.

Register for the race today: https://raceroster.com/events/2022/55903/i-run-with-survivors 

The general admission fee for adults 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. Participants will receive a race day t-shirt and CFPA merchandise after sign up and are encouraged to wear their shirt for the event. The first 50 participants to sign up also receive a CFPA water bottle. First time racers receive a CFPA pet bandana.

All the proceeds from registration go toward providing free and confidential services for survivors of sexual assault at CFPA. Race day activities include photo opportunities, music from Mix 106.9 and refreshments following the race. CFPA services for sexual assault survivors and all survivors of abuse are free and confidential and the crisis hotline is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-559-SAFE (7233).

For questions, please email Celsy at cyoung@centerforpreventionofabuse.org

34th Annual Duck Race: Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Warmer, sunny days ahead mean the ducks are on their way!

The Center for Prevention of Abuse (CFPA) is pleased to announce our 34th Annual Duck Race on August 27, 2022. All funds raised through the Duck Race stay local and help us build a safe and peaceful community. We are currently accepting unwriting and prize sponsorships for this event.

If interested in partnering with us on our signature fundraiser, please email Celsy Young at cyoung@centerforpreventionofabuse.org.

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