Professional boxer, author and motivational speaker Sugar Ray Leonard joined San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center (SFCAPC) on April 26, 2013, and helped raise $500,000 for its vital services. Leonard shared details of his own encounters with abuse as a young boxer and Olympic hopeful during his keynote for SFCAPC’s 16th Annual Blue Ribbon Luncheon. A capacity crowd of 500 supporters gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel for the event. After his moving testimonial, Leonard presented a set of signed boxing gloves for an on-the-spot auction. As the bidding intensified he added lunch at his home and a round of golf at his club for the winner who paid $36,000.Watch the video for highlights from the event and learn the six words that can empower kids:
Funds raised enable San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center’s (SFCAPC) services for vulnerable families including emergency needs support, crisis intervention, parent education, counseling and support groups, as well as policy advocacy and work toward public awareness and a centralized city-wide response and infrastructure.
San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center empowers children to speak up, enables parents to be better caregivers, and creates a strong community to protect kids. Close to 15,000 parents, children and providers are served each year; its TALK Line (415.441.KIDS) is available 24/7 and handles over 14,000 calls each month for crisis and counseling support.
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