The Stop Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) program of Lutheran Social Services provides child abuse prevention lessons to preschool, kindergarten, 2nd, 4th and 6th grade students in Racine and Kenosha County public, private, and parochial schools. SCAN teaches children to know what abuse is, what to do if it happens, and how to get help.  SCAN also discusses stranger safety with younger children and older students get information about social media safety including, cyberbullying, internet predators, and sexting.  Above all, SCAN wants children to realize that abuse is never the fault of the child.  SCAN programs have been in the community for over 35 years and touched the lives of over 12,000 children during the 2017-2018 school year, alone.  Chances are you, your children, or grandchildren have participated in SCAN lessons at school.

There is a fun and delicious way that you can help.  SCAN will be holding its eighth annual FUNdraiser, called SCAN’s Cones For Kids, on Wednesday July 18th from 6-8 p.m. at the Racine Masonic Center.  Funds raised will help get SCAN into more classrooms so children can benefit from the important safety messages. Aurora Health Care, Educator’s Credit Union, Carthage College, Thrivent, GardTec, Carpetland USA, MHS Health Wisconsin, Wells Brothers, and Rogan’s Shoes are proud sponsors of this unique, family friendly event.

Here’s the Scoop!  Come sample mini-cones from some of the area’s best ice cream, custard, and gelato shops. Culver’s, Divino Gelato, Georgie Porgie’s, Sugar Shack, and Chocolate Shoppe have all donated unique flavors of their products that guests can taste and vote for their favorite to win the SCAN’s Golden Scoop Award.  Celebrity scoopers will be dishing out the treats including Rodney Prunty from the United Way of Racine County, Representative Greta Neubauer, TV news personality Kimberly Kane, and Mrs. Wisconsin Michelle Weisheim. Entertainment will be provided by Big Balloon Tycoon and Guardians of the Children. Crafts will be available with RAM on the Road.

Event tickets are on sale now: $7.50 for advance tickets, $10 for tickets purchased at the door, and children under 3 are free.  This price gets you entry into the event,  a mini cone from each of our vendors, craft projects, and balloon art for each child.  There will also be dozens of silent auction prizes for kids and families including festival tickets, sporting event tickets, and activity and attraction passes.  Want more?  There will also be gift cards and merchandise from local restaurants and businesses.  For a complete list of the auction items, visit conesforkids.blogspot.com.

Bring your family!  Bring your friends!  Bring your appetite!  Space is limited to 350 guests and advance tickets are recommended.  If you are interested in attending this unique event to show your support, please visit conesforkids.blogspot.com for advance ticket sales or contact Karen Fetherston at 619-1633, karen.fetherston@lsswis.com.

Want to support SCAN? You can mail charitable contributions to the SCAN office at 2000 Domanik Drive, 4th Floor Racine, WI 53404.

Questions about how to get more involved?  Call the SCAN office at 262-619-1633.

SCAN is funded by the United Way of Racine County, the United Way of Kenosha County, Potawatomi Bingo Casino Heart of Canal Street, as well as through private donations from local churches, schools, individuals and businesses.

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