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Florida leaders to walk 42 hours on treadmill for child sexual abuse survivors

Posted at 5:54 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 17:54:32-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — 42 hours for 42 million survivors.

That's the message Tuesday as sexual assault and child abuse take center stage this month across the country.

To shed light, Senator Lauren Book, usually walks from Key West to Tallahassee, but this year she's taking a different approach.

The senator has set up treadmills in the Capitol and is inviting people to join her, the governor, and survivors to walk for 42 hours straight.

She chose the Capitol because that's where the change she's pushing for would be made.

Senator Book is the founder of Lauren's Kids, a non-profit that educates adults and children about sexual abuse prevention and helps survivors through their trauma.

"It's is all about child abuse prevention protection, empowering young kids to know it's OK to tell, and to thrive and survive," said Book. "We are walking to make sure that kids know how to access health and that they know the statistics."

This is all happening at the Capitol and runs through April 4.