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PLEDGE TO WEAR BLUE on April 7th to show your commitment to keep kids safe!

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month; in support, Prevent Child Abuse Virginia invites you to WEAR BLUE on FRIDAY, April 7th, 2017! On this day, individuals and organizations across Virginia will band together to make a visible commitment to preventing child abuse and supporting strong families and healthy children throughout the Commonwealth.

One person can make a difference, and it can start with you!  On April 7th, WEAR BLUE anywhere – to work, to school, a community event, the gym, and even at home.  Invite your friends, family, students, co-workers or even your entire office to WEAR BLUE too! It doesn’t matter if its a blue shirt or blue suede shoes, the unified, community-wide act of wearing blue will help raise awareness that child abuse is preventable.


  1. Wear Blue on April 7th!
  2. Share your commitment with family, friends and co-workers and encourage them to WEAR BLUE too!
  3. Take a picture of yourself, your group, class, or company wearing blue and share it on our Facebook page (and your page as well), share it on twitter, and  e-mail it to gjohnson@pcav.org. Use the #GOBLUE and #PCAV


In the spring of 1989, a grandmother from Virginia began the blue ribbon campaign as a tribute to her grandson, a three-year old who died at the hands of his mother’s abusive boyfriend. Since that time, concerned citizens all over the country have worn blue as a symbol of the need to prevent child abuse and neglect.