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Adams and Reese Sponsors 12th Annual Jazzy Lunch for Child Advocacy Center

4/28/2014
Adams and Reese continued its tradition of participating in and sponsoring the Child Advocacy Center’s largest annual fundraiser, Jazzy Lunch for the CAC, held April 27th at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Mobile.
 
More than $75,000 was raised in Sundays event to help the center. This is the 12th year for the fundraiser, and organizers say, through the years, more than $650,000 has been raised for the CAC. More than 240 guests showed up for the dress-up affair.

“We have suffered a lot of cuts in our funding from federal, state and local sources, and these sources have resulted in our funding being severely cut. Subsequently we need events like this to make up for the funds,” said Pat Guyton, Child Advocacy Center Executive Director. Guyton also says this past year there were more than 500 new cases reported of child abuse.
 
The Child Advocacy Center was incorporated in October 1985, though it did not acquire its original facility until 1987. It opened its doors in March 1988. The Child Advocacy Center helps child abuse victims and coordinates investigations of child sexual abuse.

Adams and Reese attorney Andy Freeman is a board member for the Child Advocacy Center.

The CAC is a member of the Adams and Reese employee volunteer program, HUGS (Hope, Understanding, Giving, and Support), which was founded in 1988 and has since devoted financial resources and thousands of volunteer hours to offer assistance to those in need. Every year throughout Adams and Reese’s regional footprint, employees donate time, money and supplies to more than 200 community organizations in need.