Joining Forces to Fight Child Abuse


Child Advocates of Fort Bend hosts Annual Light of Hope Ceremony 

Light of Hope Photo courtesy of Fran Clark

 If you are driving around Fort Bend County, you might notice a lot of blue in the landscape these days. Child Advocates of Fort Bend and Exchange Club of Sugar Land have joined forces to blanket the County in blue this April for Child Abuse Prevention Month. On Friday, April 7 Child Advocates of Fort Bend kicked off April National Child Abuse Prevention Month with their annual Light of Hope Ceremony in Sugar Land Town Square Plaza with help from Exchange Club of Sugar Land and Friends of Child Advocates of Fort Bend. Child Advocates of Fort Bend Board President Jim Lockwood was the Emcee. Sugar Land Mayor Pro Tem Joe Zimmerman read a proclamation declaring April Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sugar Land Exchange Club President Carlos Perez read the Story of the Blue Ribbon. Bikers Against Child Abuse, Terry High School National Honor Society and area Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts also participated in the ceremony which concluded by lighting City Hall in blue. A Giving Spirits concert featuring KDK Project followed the ceremony.

Although child abuse knows no season, April is designated as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Some of the ways to participate in Child Abuse Prevention Month include wearing a blue ribbon, helping to pass out blue ribbons, posting child abuse prevention materials in your place of business and inviting Child Advocates of Fort Bend to talk to your group about child abuse. For more information, call 281-341-9955 or go to