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.

Join Us!

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:

2017 Child Abuse Prevention Month Events

  • Rally for Kids at State Capitol, April 4 at 11 a.m. (open to the public). More information
  • Wear Blue Days for Child Abuse Prevention, April 4 and April 7
  • Kempe & Children’s Hospital Colorado We all Play a Role Celebration, April 6 at 10 a.m. | Children’s Hospital Colorado Boettcher Atrium
  • Denver Human Services Family Wellness Resource Fair, April 7 at 10 a.m. More information
  • Kempe Imagine 2017 fundraising dinner, April 22 at 6 p.m. More information
  • Colorado Rockies Child Abuse Prevention Month Game, April 23 at 1:10 p.m. More information
  • Kempe in Times Square, month of April. Watch for updates on our Facebook page
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