Child Seek Network to honor Oregon's Missing Children

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A Rally will be held May 25th to honor Oregon's Missing Children.

To remember and honor Oregon's missing children, the Child Seek Network in partnership with the Tommy Foundation and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Team HOPE will be holding a rally on Tuesday, May 25th, 2004.

The rally will be held on the front steps of the State Capitol Building, 900 Court Street, Salem, Oregon and will begin at 3:00 p.m.

The ceremony, which will mark Oregon's first Missing Children's Day is being held on the same day as National Missing Children's Day to show support for families with missing children by joining them together with law enforcement officials and child advocates. This rally will highlight our commitment to stopping the abduction and exploitation of children by remembering those loved ones who are not home where they belong.

Inquiries may be directed to Judy Maher at seek@childseeknetwork.com or 503-685-9382.

Program Agenda:

Missing Children’s Day

May 25th, 2004

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Rally will be held on the front steps of the State Capitol Building

900 Court Street Salem, Oregon

Sponsors: The Child Seek Network, Inc.

In partnership with The Tommy Foundation And Team HOPE

3:00 p.m             Opening Ceremony

Vicki Kelly will open the event by reading the proclamation signed by Governor Kulongoski declaring May 25th Oregon’s Missing Children Day

3:15 p.m             Introduction of Sponsors

Child Seek Network, Inc.----------Judy Maher

Tommy Foundation---------------- Vicki Kelly

NCMEC, Team HOPE---------------Bonnie Vickers

3:30 p.m.             Speakers

Kevin Mannix------------------------Former State Senator of Oregon

Vicki Kelly----------------------------Executive Director of the Tommy Foundation and mother of abducted son, Tommy Kelly

Bonnie Vickers----------------------National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Team HOPE representative.

Michelle Duffey---------------------Mother of Miranda Gaddis.

Adam Bishop------------------------Father of missing toddler, Acacia Bishop, who was abducted on May 25th, 2003.

Kim Cruz-----------------------------Mother of Kaelin Glaizer… missing since 1996.

Also scheduled to speak will be a representative of Congresswoman Darlene Hooley.

Any family member of a missing child will also be allowed time to speak.

4:30 p.m.            Remembering the Children

Volunteers of the Child Seek Network will read the names of all of Oregon’s Missing Children. At the request of families from other states their children will be remembered also.

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