5th Annual Valley Children's Advocacy Center


Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk

Race Day:  Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016 at 9:00am 

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IMPORTANT RACE DAY INFORMATION:   Race day registration and packet pick-up will begin at 8:00am at The Clubhouse. Parking will begin in the main parking lot of The Club and overflow parking will be available in the pool parking lot. Volunteers will be available to assist you. The run will end at the 18th hole and will be followed by an awards ceremony. Food and beverages will be provided at the finish line. We look forward to seeing everyone on Thanksgiving morning as we work up an appetite for a great cause!


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The Valley Children's Advocacy Center is a non-profit agency designed to reduce the trauma and advance the recovery of abused and neglected children. The Center provides a comfortable, private, child-friendly setting where abused children are interviewed by a trained forensic interviewer. These interviews are recorded for the purpose of assisting Law Enforcement and the Commonwealth's Attorney in the successful prosecution of child abuse cases.

We also provide immediate crisis intervention counseling to the victim, non-offending caregivers and siblings, and provide programs to enhance our community's understanding of child abuse and neglect. The Center is located in Staunton, Virginia. Valley Children's Advocacy Center Homepagehttp://valleychildrenscenter.org/




Sponsorship Information:  How you can help!

Executive Directer

Rebecca Simmons

Board Members 2016

Rupen Shah, Esq,

  • President

Karen Elizabeth Hembree

  • Vice President

Jacquelyn Walters

  • Seretary

David Balser

  • Treasurer

Ken Fanfoni

Kristie Shuey

Angela Whitesell, Esq.

Ashleigh Simmons

Janet Flavin

Vicki Cash Graff

Michael Wilhelm

Jessi Pletcher

Advisory Committee

David Ledbetter

Rebecca Meeks

Laura Ulmer

Julie Hawkins

Aaron Leveck

Anne Reed

Janet Flavin

Eric Salemi

Nenita Fisher-Cromer

1234-E Middlebrook Avenue

Staunton, VA  24401



On Thanksgiving morning, November 24, 2016, beginning at 9:00 am at The Club at Ironwood, Valley Children’s Advocacy Center will be holding our Third Annual Club at Ironwood Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk. All proceeds will benefit the center.

In the past fiscal year that ended June 30, 2016,

  • 149 children were seen at the center for a Forensic Interview.
  • 73% disclosed they were abused by some form of inappropriate behavior.
  • 75% of the victims were under the age of 13.
  • 98% knew their alleged abuser.

Valley Children’s Advocacy Center (VCAC) is committed to giving sexually abused children a voice by helping them understand that they have been the victim of a horrific act of abuse and by facilitating healing and hope through our services.  We are committed to transforming children’s lives, by. . .

  • Providing a comfortable, child-friendly setting where abused children can be interviewed by a trained Forensic Interviewer in partnership with Law Enforcement and Child Protective Services,
  • Offering immediate, on-site crisis intervention therapy for child victims and their non-offending family members and referrals for on-going treatment,
  • Coordinating medical exams and helping families locate and schedule other needed services.

Your participation is instrumental, in both the continued success of this event and the support of the Valley Children’s Advocacy Center. Approximately 30% of VCAC’s operating costs come from fundraisers and public/private donations. I hope you will consider one of the Sponsorship levels and help us help the abused and neglected children in our community.


Rebecca Simmons

Executive Director




 For more information please visit:  http://www.valleychildrenscenter.org