Leon Harris & Alison Starling from ABC7 entertain the audience.

We’re still enjoying the feedback from our event on Wednesday, when SCAN and its Allies in Prevention Coalition hosted the 10th Annual Allies in Prevention Awards.

Alexandria honoree Erick T. King (center) with Judge Stephen Rideout and Leon Harris.

The goal? It was two-fold: to honor five local heroes for their work to protect children and support families, AND to kick off our 2012 Northern Virginia Child Abuse Prevention Campaign The Little Picture for National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.

Arlington honoree Valerie Cuffee (center) with SCAN Executive Director Sonia Quinonez and Leon Harris.

The result? We couldn’t be happier…with the support of our sponsors, including Campaign Sponsor Verizon…with the smiles on people’s faces as our emcees Leon Harris and Alison Starling set the positive tone…with the stories shared about how every award winner (not to mention our Keynote Speaker Judge Stephen Rideout) has changed the lives of countless families across our community…with the media coverage in places like ABC7 and AlexandriaNews.org (stay tuned next week for more in other local papers, too!)

The late Cynthia Hull was honored as the Fairfax recipient. Accepting on her behalf are Kerry Wilson, SCAN Executive Director Sonia Quinonez, Elizabeth McNally and Mary Agee.

Loudoun honoree Dr. William Hauda with SCAN Executive Director Sonia Quinonez and Leon Harris.

The next step? Gearing up for a HUGE April. So we hope you’ll enjoy the pictures here from the event. And then we hope you’ll join us in April to support The Little Picture, too.

(Speaking of pictures, if you’d like to see more please visit our gallery on Facebook here.)

Prince William honoree Angie Mendez with SCAN Executive Director Sonia Quinonez and Alison Starling.

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