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A Child Is Missing, Inc.

5th Annual Oz Jubilee

April 28, 2018


A Child Is Missing enjoyed an evening at Bahia Mar, celebrating our 5th Annual Oz Jubilee, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” benefiting the Child and Adolescent Safety Education Program. Attendees were able to meet the Wizard, the Tin Man and other Wizard of Oz characters.  Over 100 people, who wanted to make sure children know how to stay safe, and who support the efforts A Child Is Missing champions year- round, attended the event. 

Chairpersons, William Rubio and Gretchen Gettemy Thompson, know the need for our educational programs. They have helped to keep the Child and Adolescent Safety Education Program going forward into its 15th year of reaching more children. 

Our Child and Adolescent Safety Education Program, which is the proactive arm of A Child Is Missing, reaches these children and adolescents, ages 5 through 17, with age-appropriate information that helps them navigate through their current stage of development.  A Child Is Missing delivers the program to summer campers, with certified school teachers presenting the classes. Sessions are taught in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties, as well as in Vero Beach, Ft. Myers and Sarasota. These programs are free to the camps in these areas. 

A Child Is Missing Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Peggy Nordeen, President of Starmark, and Board member of A Child Is Missing. Peggy is always there for whatever is needed to help missing children and the elderly.

Law Enforcement honored for support of the Child and Adolescent Safety Education Program were Sheriff’s Offices in Broward, Palm Beach, Manatee, Indian River, and Volusia Counties; and, Police Departments in Fort Lauderdale, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Sunrise, Coral Springs, Davie, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Plantation and Port St. Lucie.

Keeping with the Oz theme, there was a Red Shoe contest, in which both men and women entered. It added to the festive and fun evening. 

For more information about A Child Is Missing, contact www.achildismissing.org or 954-763-1288, Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.