KidSafe Foundation Cancels Appearance of Heath Evans at March 10th Gala

 BOCA RATON, FL (December 15, 2017) — KidSafe Foundation today announced that it has cancelled the appearance of NFL Super Bowl Champion Heath Evans as keynote speaker for its March 10, 2018 “Shine the Light” Gala.

 KidSafe Foundation is a non-profit organization that focuses on prevention education, a key aspect to protecting children from child sexual abuse, bullying, and internet exploitation. To carry out its mission, KidSafe has created comprehensive safety programs and materials to help empower children in a variety of circumstantial situations. KidSafe believes the most effective way to make a significant difference is through the power of knowledge, and that educating children, their parents, professionals and volunteers, is crucial in making communities safer for our children.

 “The primary mission of our Gala is to help prevent sexual abuse of children and raise awareness of the dangers of bullying and Internet exploitation,” said Sally Berenzweig, MEd, MA, co-founder & Executive Director KidSafe Foundation.  “In light of recent allegations by a former colleague of Heath Evans, we felt it best to cancel his speaking appearance so as to not distract from our message and mission.  We are currently researching alternative speakers and hope to have an announcement soon.”

 

About KidSafe Foundation

KidSafe Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect children by preventing child sexual abuse, bullying and Internet exploitation through comprehensive education for children, parents, and professionals.  For more information, visit http://kidsafefoundation.org.

Testimonials

"Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be included in the KidSafe program. I highly recommend this program to other schools. We hope that we will be given the same opportunity for our Kindergarten and 2nd grade students to be a part of this wonderful program during the 2016-2017 school year."

Mrs. Keelyn Meselsohn 2nd Grade Teacher/Team Leader Tradewinds Elementary School

"The Safe and Smart Series Book My Body Is Special and Belongs To Me is kept in my middle school clinic and has been a tool that has opened many conversations for me between students that have experienced a difficult situation and were unable to talk about it. Through the illustrations and nonjudgmental verbiage the author has allowed kids permission to share their feelings about invasion of their personal space. Thank you so much."

Nurse Connie, PBC School Nurse 6.8.2016

"I'm so grateful that KidSafe has partnered with my daughter's school.  I learned so much in the parent training--how to recognize potential sexual predator behavior; how to quiz my child about what they would do in different scenarios; and how to explain safe and unsafe touch.  In addition, knowing that my daughter is receiving weekly trainings on these topics gives me great peace of mind.  I have confidence that I can reinforce what she is learning in school in order to prevent her from ever being a victim of such a heinous crime.  Thank you KidSafe for your dedication to protecting our communities' most vulnerable citizens."

Christina Kranick

“It was a normal Saturday and I was at the rink with my 7 and 8 year old. My son asked me if he could use the Men’s Restroom by himself.  Without hesitation, my daughter said,  Absolutely not! I was in KidSafe today and you cannot go to the restroom alone.  It is very important that Mommy is with you.. with us.   I was so proud of my little girl!  We are so blessed to have Debbie Miller at our school teaching our children the importance of safety. Many thanks to you all!  Your program and instruction is absolutely amazing.  Keep up the great work!"  

Tara Henley Admissions Assistant, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and School, Ft. Lauderdale

I am a parent of two Pine Crest children and I attended your program on Monday night. I just wanted to thank you so very much for the very informative seminar. As hard as it was to hear all of those things, it was very needed. We were thrilled that you were able to come and share that very important information with us and our children. So again...thank you.

Elisa Aronberg

Today’s training was awesome! It was very informative. Sally was a very good resource, she motivated us a lot! We want to pass on this information to parents, teachers and students! Thank you for offering workshops like this. These are tools we use to continue serving our children and families.

Participant from Children’s Services Council of Broward Seminar

To Top