World Renown Spa, Golden Door Partners with The New York Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children
6.6 million children are subject to 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 statics is why world renown spa, Golden Door and The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) will be partnering together to combat this serious problem.
The conversation on how to stop the abuse will take place during National Child Abuse Month on Wednesday, April 19th at the NYSPCC Sixth Annual Spring Luncheon. Proceeds will benefit The 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.
“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.
About Golden Door:
The Golden Door Foundation was founded in 2013 to show support to improving our communities, both globally and locally. Golden Door is passionate about the values and principles that we share with our beneficiary charities and believe in changing lives. We believe that responsibility extends beyond our walls. As a show of support to those involved in making the world a more loving, more humane and more peaceful place. 100% of Golden Door profits go to help end child abuse and transform young lives. www.goldendoor.com
About the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children:
The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is the first — and one of the most highly respected — child protective agencies in the world. Founded in 1875, the NYSPCC helps the most vulnerable children of our community recover from trauma. And, more importantly, it helps prevent child abuse through its work with parents, teachers, children and foster care agencies. More than a century since its founding, The NYSPCC’s amazing work is used as a model for child abuse prevention centers across the nation. The NYPSCC has investigated more than 650,000 cases on behalf of over two million children and has educated over 47,000 professionals working with children on child abuse and neglect issues. http://www.nyspcc.org