Hats On to End Child Abuse
Sunday, March 24, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CDT)
New Orleans, LA
Have a fun day at the races! Wear your finest hat! Meet us at the track!
On Sunday, March 24, The Audrey Hepburn Children At Risk Evaluation (CARE) Center at Children’s Hospital will host a day at the races at Fairgrounds Race Course & Slots to raise money for the medical evaluations of abused children.
Admission to this family-friendly fundraiser includes a lunch buffet, non-alcoholic beverages, a silent auction and hat contest. The event starts at noon, with races from 1 to 5 pm. Adult tickets are $42 each. Tickets for children between 6 and 12 are $22 each. Kids under 6 enter for free.
A ticket to this event will include access to the Black and Gold room with a private balcony and a private betting window.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (504) 896-9237.
We ask all interested attendees to purchase their tickets by Friday, March 15th or bring a check to the Audrey Hepburn CARE Center as soon as possible.
WHO: All proceeds will benefit the The Audrey Hepburn CARE Center at Children’s
WHAT: Hats on to End Child Abuse:
A day at the races to raise funds for care of child abuse victim. Includes
a lunch buffet, a silent auction and hat contest.
WHEN: Sunday, March 24; buffet & non-alcoholic drinks beginning at noon,
Adult tickets: $42, Children 6-12: $22, Children under 6: Free
WHERE: Fairgrounds Race Course & Slots
1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, La. 70119
When & Where
The Audrey Hepburn CARE Center
The Audrey Hepburn Children at Risk Evaluation (CARE) Center is a comprehensive child abuse center providing state-of-the-art pediatric forensic medicine evaluations in a home-like setting. Beyond providing clinical excellence in child abuse forensic medicine, the CARE Center is active in treatment, consultation, prevention, training, education and research.
The physicians at the Audrey Hepburn CARE Center are the only fellowship trained child abuse pediatricians in Louisiana and provide care to more than 1,000 children a year from across Louisiana and southern Mississippi. The physicians aid in the proper recognition, intervention, protection and prevention of maltreated children, including physical abuse, neglect and sexual abuse. The physicians are also trained in advanced technology and procedures, which are utilized for the physical examination, documentation of diagnosed maltreatment and collection of evidence. The CARE Center physicians assist the investigating agencies in distinguishing abuse from non-abusive physical injuries and allegations.
The department maintains specialized staff for the comprehensive management of child abuse. Trained nurses assist the physicians in reassuring the families and child that the exam is not painful. A case manager, with special training in victim assistance and coordination of care beyond the program, provides resources and information for each family. On-site counseling from an outside agency, who specializes in sexual assault, is available for crisis management and ongoing therapy. An attorney, with child abuse prosecutorial experience, assists in the management and proper reporting of abuse cases and legislation. The Audrey Hepburn CARE Center actively participates in the multidisciplinary process in each parish for a timely and accurate response to allegations of abuse.
The Audrey Hepburn CARE Center provides information and presentations to parents, the community and media on child abuse and abuse prevention. The center also advocates legislation and policies that ensure the protection of children and has successfully changed Louisiana laws to further the prosecution of offenders and protection of children and mandatory reporters.