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History club organized walkathon at high school
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Courtesy Photo: Hundreds of students, teachers and staff participated in a walkathon on the high school track to raise money to prevent child abuse and neglect. The event was sponsored by the Franklin County High School History Club.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center (CAC) recently received over $4,000 from the Franklin County High School History Club.

The students sponsored a walkathon recently and dedicated the proceeds to the CAC.

The history club, led by high school faculty member Michele Walling, took to the high school's track to host a 12-hour walk to prevent child abuse and neglect.

Hundreds of students, teachers, school staff and community members pitched in to help with the project.

By the stroke of midnight, 1,756.5 miles were walked by those participating in the effort.

"The community showed an ongoing commitment to making the lives of children safer," said Joyce Moran, executive officer of the CAC. "To have the school system remain a constant supporter of not only a child's academic achievement, but their physical and emotional well-being, embodies a leadership style that promotes opportunities for success throughout a lifespan."

"To have students latch onto these principles is not only priceless, but an investment in their futures and the futures of generations yet to come," she added.

Funds raised from personal donations, sponsors, marketing sales and contributions from partner clubs and classes will support the services and programs provided by the CAC.

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