BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- John Walsh, author, child abuse victims' rights advocate and host of America's Most Wanted, and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder are among the featured guests at the annual "Circle of Friends: A Benefit for CARE House" luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Mich. CARE House of Oakland County is a leading resource in the prevention and protection of victims of child abuse and neglect.
Walsh will deliver the event's keynote address. He and his wife, Reve, are co-founders of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and also have helped push several child abuse victims' rights bills through into laws.
Gov. Snyder will address the assembled CARE House supporters and personally recognize individual law enforcement personnel serving within Oakland County who have demonstrated exemplary work in the protection and safety of children.
The governor will recognize 16 Oakland County law enforcement officials from the following jurisdictions: Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Township, Clawson, Farmington Hills, Hazel Park, Madison Heights, Novi, Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Royal Oak, Southfield, Troy and West Bloomfield
"Welcoming such prominent individuals to our luncheon will certainly be a treat to our guests," said Carol Furlong, executive director of CARE House of Oakland County. "The Walshes' work on behalf of child abuse and neglect victims is unparalleled and to also have Gov. Snyder recognize the successes and efforts of members of our local law enforcement community is quite an honor."
The "Circle of Friends" luncheon will be preceded by the "Preview Party" at CARE House on Tuesday evening. This private reception will feature a strolling dinner provided by the Roberts Restaurant Group, special Celani Family Vineyards wines and an opportunity for attendees to meet Walsh and learn more about the organization and its mission.
Proceeds from the events will benefit CARE House of Oakland County and allow the organization to continue providing services to families at no cost.
Serving tens of thousands of families since its founding in 1977, CARE House of Oakland County does not charge children and families for its services. CAREHouse.org
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SOURCE CARE House of Oakland County