Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Erin Runnion - Protecting Kids

Erin Runnion

The Rotary Club of Irvine hosted Erin Runnion, Founder of the Joyful Child Foundation. The Joyful Child Foundation was formed in the memory of Erin’s child, Samantha, who at age 5 was abducted, abused and found murdered the following day in July 2002. Erin’s mission is to inform the community about child abuse and abduction and to train children how to react and respond to attempts to do them harm. Her hope if that by making the public aware and training children how to react and respond abuse and abductions can be reduced or potentially eliminated altogether.