ut I feel like we can make the numbers a lot better by helping in the fight any way we can.”
Funding prevention programs
The event features two races; one is five kilometers and the other is one mile. Competitors can run or walk the course. Last year's event raised more than $1,000. This year's goal is $10,000, Sigman said. Much of the money raised will go to child abuse prevention programming, including classes for parents who have risk factors that make them susceptible to abusing children, said Micah Stirling, executive director of Prevent Child Abuse Oklahoma.
"So many people don't want to pay attention to the issue because it's kind of an ugly issue,” Stirling said. "People don't want to think about this terrible problem because it's depressing and we feel hopeless about it. But there are things we can do.”