TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — 42 hours of walking for 42 million survivors.
Lauren's Kids advocates walked on treadmills at the Capitol to raise awareness for the 42 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse living in the U.S. today.
The campaign kicked off on Tuesday and wrapped at 12:00 p.m. Thursday.
Volunteers worked in 15 minute shifts, walking on treadmills for the entire 42 hours.
Senator Lauren 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.
"I purposely chose 11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. to be on that last hour of the walk," said Cecka Rose Green, with Children's Home Society of Florida. "It was just a fabulous activity, hopefully we raised a lot of money. Being on the tail end is great so I'm going to bring it home."
This is as sexual assault and child abuse take center stage this month across the country.
Senator Book chose the Capitol because that's where the change she's pushing for would be made.