Three years ago, following a two-year effort by the Miles for Smiles Foundation, our provincial government proclaimed April to be Child Abuse Prevention Month. It was the first initiative of its kind in the country. The foundation has worked tirelessly to increase awareness about the issue, highlight safety for children, [ … ]
Calling all artists, young and old…. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and we invite you to draw a picture that represents the importance of Child Abuse Prevention Month in Newfoundland & Labrador. Photos will be submitted to the Miles For Smiles Foundation Facebook page. The artist behind the submitted photo [ … ]
The blue building symbolizes the combined efforts of the Provincial Government and the Miles For Smiles Foundation. Child Abuse Prevention is a community responsibility and we all have a role to play in protecting our children. When a case of child abuse makes it to the news we are shocked [ … ]
For the third consecutive year, April (2018) has been Proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month in Newfoundland & Labrador. On hand for the signing (front, L-R) Minister Andrew Parsons – Justice and Public Safety Bev Moore Davis – Miles For Smiles Foundation Minister Dale Kirby – Education and Early Childhood Development (Back, L-R) [ … ]
Education Minister, Dale Kirby, and Justice Minister, Andrew Parsons, proclaim April Child Abuse Prevention Month in the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador. On hand for the signing were members of the Miles For Smiles Foundation; Jillian Hammond, Jessica Holmes, Randall Wheeler, Tracey Penney and Bev Moore Davis.
A video commemorating the first Miles For Smiles Walk in St. John’s was produced by Gerry Carew and features ‘Be a Voice” by singer/songwriter Yvonne Goss from North Carolina. Yvonne, a victim of childhood abuse, wrote and recorded this heartwarming song to encourage us all to be the voice. In an [ … ]
At 17 years old, Bev Moore-Davis ran away from home. This soft-spoken Georgetown, Conception Bay native hid some dark secrets from her past for many years. It wasn’t until 2011 she began to tell the story of why she had to leave her home and family behind. Bev was a [ … ]
The Miles For Smiles Foundation and Survivors Helping Survivors are not-for-profit organizations dedicated to the prevention of Child Abuse. With the Miles For Smiles NL Bike Ride, the goal was to raise funds for existing local agencies which provide services for victims of child abuse and/or sexual violence. Bev Moore-Davis [ … ]