Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) March 16, 2012
March 8, 2012 – As a former kindergarten teacher and a survivor of child abuse herself, Lauren Book recently took her battle against abuse to the streets of Florida for the third annual “Walk in My Shoes”: a six-day, 1,500-mile trek from Key West to the front of the Capitol in Tallahassee. Boca Raton law firm Ellis, Ged, & Bodden joined the walk to help raise awareness and promote the prevention of sexual abuse.
“Walk in My Shoes” kicked off with a swing through Boca Raton on January 30th. The drive’s participants stopped at City Hall, where Mayor Susan Whelchel offered a ringing endorsement of the drive’s mission, presenting Book with a $5,000 check donated by Ellis, Ged, & Bodden. The group then trekked to the law firm’s offices, where the firm provided lunch and the founding partners – Ronda Ellis and Glen Ged – affirmed their commitment to advocating Book’s cause.
“Even if you are not directly affected by child abuse, everyone knows someone who has been impacted by it,” said Ellis, as she watched her two young children participate in the day’s events. “This is such a global thing. We thank God we have not been affected.” Lauren Book’s father, Ron Book, is the firm’s lobbyist, and works closely with Ged to educate both children and the public about child abuse and the serious need for solutions.
Lauren Book has also worked with her father to pass legislation aimed at helping abuse victims, such as a 2010 measure that allows service dogs to accompany abused children into a court room if they have to testify against their abusers. Currently, Book is supporting another proposal that would penalize universities for covering up incidents of abuse, such as the recent scandals at Syracuse and Penn State University.
“Her efforts deserve our attention,” Book’s father said. “Too many children in America are suffering in silence. Let’s join Lauren and walk tall to raise awareness and education of this silent epidemic.”
About Ellis, Ged, & Bodden, P.A.
The experienced Boca Raton personal injury attorneys at Ellis, Ged, & Bodden, P.A. are committed to bringing comprehensive, individualized legal services to people throughout Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Boca Raton, Florida. The firm focuses on the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, and class action lawsuits, but has recently expanded their personnel to provide a wider range of practice areas, including family law, immigration, insurance claims, real estate law, estates and trusts, and asset protection.
Learn more about Ellis, Ged, & Bodden, P.A. by visiting the law firm’s website at http://www.ellisandged.com or calling 1-888-EGB-FIRM.