Candlelight Vigil Raises Awareness of Lives Lost
WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
JACKSON, Tenn.-The students of Jackson Christian remember children just like them who have died in the state from child abuse.
Tuesday evening, just as the sun set dozens gathered on the front lawn of the school. 40 candles were lit in memory of the 40 children who died in Tennessee last year because of child abuse.
The school's National Honor Society worked in coordination with the Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse to raise funds to benefit the center's free services.
"This is a problem that affects every community in Tennessee so that's something we need to be aware of an a reality that we need to be ready to change," said Chris Ramey, director of advancement at Jackson Christian School.
April is set aside as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.