BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Child Advocacy Center at BestSelf has invited the Western New York community to wear blue in support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month on Friday April 3.
Several City of Buffalo buildings and landmarks will also be lit blue in support of the cause.
The CAC has also planted 3,000 pinwheels, a national symbol for child abuse prevention, on the lawn at 768 Delaware as part of the "Pinwheels for Prevention" campaign.
Erie County experiences the second-highest number of child abuse and neglect cases in New York State, according to the CAC.
"This year’s awareness month takes on new meaning, as at-risk children remain at home and without educators and other professionals who commonly recognize the signs of abuse and report it," a release states.
Those wishing to participate on social media can use the hashtags #WearBlueBuffalo #WearBlueDay #CACBuffalo and #OneTooManyNY.