Blue Ribbon Campaign

In 1983, the Blue Ribbon Campaign to Prevent Child Abuse started as a Virginia grandmother’s tribute to her grandson who died as a result of abuse. She tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her car as a way to remember him and to alert her community to the tragedy of child abuse. During this time period, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed April as national child abuse prevention month. Since this time, Kempe has used the Blue Ribbon Campaign to bring awareness to the tragedy of child abuse and neglect and give community members, families and caretakers positive parenting advice.

How You Can Help

We invite you to join Kempe and child advocacy groups across the nation to step up and take action to keep children safe. You can help by:

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Child Abuse Prevention Events

  • Rally for Kids at State Capitol, April 1 at 11 a.m. – noon (open to the public)
  • Wear Blue Day for Child Abuse Prevention, April 1
  • Colorado Rockies Pregame Ceremony Recognizing Kempe and Child Abuse Prevention Month, April 12 at 5:15 p.m.
  • Visit Timbuk Toys stores for a free coloring sheet and parenting tips
  • Pick up information at Children’s Museum of Denver
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