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An official 501(c)(3) since 2007, Lauren’s Kids was created by Lauren Book, founder, CEO and sexual abuse survivor. Armed with the knowledge that 95 percent of sexual abuse is preventable through education and awareness, Lauren has worked to turn her horrific personal experience into a vehicle to prevent childhood sexual abuse and help other survivors heal.
Lauren’s Kids is based in South Florida and educates adults and children about sexual abuse prevention through in-school curricula, awareness campaigns and speaking engagements around the country and the world. The organization also leads an annual, statewide “Walk in My Shoes” awareness walk across the state of Florida – 1,500 miles from Key West to Tallahassee – and provides more than 7 million education and awareness materials through direct mail every year. Since its inception in 2010, the statewide Walk in My Shoes has truly become a movement, with milestones including:
➢ More than 6,000 miles logged
➢ Tens of thousands of walkers – including thousands of survivors – who have joined Lauren on the journey
➢ 3,000+ local, statewide and national media stories
➢ Nearly two dozen laws changed to better support survivors and protect children and families
Thanks to the generous support provided by Carnival Foundation over the years, Lauren’s Kids is able to continue to prevent sexual abuse through education and awareness, and to help survivors heal with guidance and support.
For more information on Lauren’s Kids, visit www.laurenskids.org.