Child abuse in my opinion is an unforgivable offense and needs to be dealt with appropriately. Not only does abuse victimize the child but it victimizes society and tends to be a cycle that repeats itself. If we don’t stop the cycle and improve the system the number of children abused will augment it‘s self.

According to statistics a report of child abuse is made every ten seconds. Almost five children die every day as a result of child abuse. While those statistics seem high they could in fact be even higher. It’s estimated that between 60-85% of child fatalities due to maltreatment are not recorded as such on death certificates. Furthermore, it is reported that Over 60% of people in drug rehabilitation centers report being abused or neglected as a child and approximately 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse.

It’s estimated that child abuse and neglect cost the United States approximately 104 billion annually. Child abuse is horrific and costly and needs to be stopped. Unfortunately, with my day job I witness and deal with child abuse/neglect first hand; so it’s a subject near and dear to my heart. I have a daughter of my own and can’t fathom anyone putting a child through what these children deal with daily. Because of all of the bureaucratic loop holes getting a child permanently removed is hard work. The more money, support, and staff available to fight for the voices of the abused the better.

R.W Knudsen Family must feel the same way I do because they are fighting the fight against child abuse and want you to do the same. The R.W. Knudsen Family® brand has been bottling organic grape juice since 1961 and has since expanded their products to include over 125 natural and organic beverages. The R.W. Knudsen Family brand is dedicated to minimizing their total environmental footprint, supporting sustainable business, reducing the consumption of natural resource and helping out the community.

The R.W Knudsen Family wants to give you the opportunity to help fight the fight. Starting today and running until November 21, 2010 the R.W Knudsen Family will donate $1.00 to Prevent Child Abuse America for every person who joins (or “likes”) the R.W. Knudsen Family Facebook fan page, up to $15,000. No purchase is necessary. Further, the family will donate one sensible sippers organic juice box to Prevent Child Abuse America and state chapters to support fundraising events for every person that “likes” their Facebook page.

Participation is easy:

1. Click this link to the R.W. Knudsen fan page: www.facebook.com/rwknudsen

2. Click the “like” button (it’ll ask you to log into your Facebook account)

3. Tell Your Friends!

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