Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Golden Door Partners with NYSPCC During Child Abuse Prevention Month

We’ve written so often about Golden Door Spa -- its products are amazing, as is the Spa's philosophies for living. The Golden Door has had longstanding endeavors toward child abuse prevention and is taking them one step further by partnering with The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) for its Sixth Annual Spring Luncheon to Combat Child Abuse. The Luncheon is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19th with proceeds benefiting NYSPCC’s Trauma Recovery and Safe Touches programs and help fund its counseling, legal and educational programs to prevent abuse and help more children and families heal.

6.6 million children are victims of child abuse or neglect each year in the United States, and more than 70% of the children who died because of child abuse were two years of age or younger. These alarming statistics is why world renown spa, Golden Door and NYSPCC will be working together to combat this serious problem. And it begins with a conversation.  

“In the current world that we live in, child abuse and neglect is running rampant and is a real epidemic,” said Kathy Van Ness, COO/General Manger, Golden Door, “There is a report of child abuse every ten seconds in the United States; we need to come together to make a change to stop this from happening.”

The Spring Luncheon will feature guest speaker, Eric MacLeish, the renowned Boston attorney who has represented some of the most significant sexual abuse cases in the country and is the attorney portrayed in the award-winning film, "Spotlight." During his remarks at the Luncheon, he plans to discuss the parallels he sees between the cases he’s worked on in the past, and the current, high profile sex abuse cover-ups making headlines. He will also discuss how schools and parents can get involved to toughen existing laws to better protect students in private schools.

“We are so grateful for the continued support of New York’s leading philanthropists business, media, and government community who come together at the Spring Luncheon to ensure that New York’s children in crisis - and their families - can continue to benefit from essential treatment and prevention programs,” said Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D., Executive Director of The NYSPCC.

Individual tickets and tables for the Spring Luncheon are available for purchase. Proceeds will support The NYSPCC and help give vulnerable children the chance to heal and move forward to live happy, healthy lives. While you may not live in New York, you can still learn how to get involved in child abuse prevention -- visit ChildHelp.

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