“I am excited to do this every year! It’s for a great cause and the well-being of children is very important to me and more importantly the future,” said Berry. “Every year my teammates join me in making it possible to give these children a reason to smile by giving them a life experience they never had.”
The children will share in a one-of-a-kind experience with Berry and his Arizona Cardinals teammates at the Wal-Mart Supercenter located at 1607 W. Bethany Home Road in Phoenix Dec. 4 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Each child will have $100 to spend, as well as dinner from McDonald’s, a t-shirt and other surprises.
“The Bertrand Berry Foundation is grateful for Childhelp and its founders Sara and Yvonne who, for decades, have been pivotal in saving and changing the lives of abused and neglected children,” continued Bertrand. “Abuse and neglect is a very serious problem that needs to stop. I may not have the power to stop it, but I have the ability to make their lives a little bit better for a moment in time.”
CEO and Co-Founder Sara O’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp’s approach focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services; children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope®, held each April during National Child Abuse Prevention Month that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse.
For more information on this year’s event and to view pictures; visit the Arizona Cardinals Website at http://www.azcardinals.com/news/detail.php?PRKey=2135.