ChildNet Honored Lauren Book, Childhood Sexual Abuse Prevention Activist, at Broward Care for Kids Luncheon

Emilio Benitez, President/CEO of ChildNet; Lauren Book, Founder and CEO of Lauren’s Kids and Monica King, Executive Director of ChildNet Broward County
Emilio Benitez, President/CEO of ChildNet; Lauren Book, Founder and CEO of Lauren’s Kids and Monica King, Executive Director of ChildNet Broward County

ChildNet hosted its Broward Care for Kids Luncheon, presented by Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, on Friday May 13th at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale. During the Luncheon, ChildNet honored Founder and CEO of Lauren’s Kids Lauren Book, and Broward County Mayor Marty Kiar honorably made a proclamation that May 13th is Lauren Book Day in Broward County for her work as an activist for childhood sexual abuse prevention.

Jack Seiler, Mayor of Fort Lauderdale; and Marty Kiar, Mayor of Broward County
Jack Seiler, Mayor of Fort Lauderdale; and Marty Kiar, Mayor of Broward County

Guests also heard from Milena, a compelling foster youth who shared how she has personally benefitted from ChildNet’s efforts in placing her with a loving foster family and how it has prepared her to reach her goals. The Care for Kids Luncheon was held to raise funds and support developmental activities and items needed to bring hope to more than 3,600 children in Broward County from swimming lessons, braces and sports uniforms to college tours and one-on-one tutoring.

Eleanor Sobel, Florida State Senator; Sarah Thomas, former foster child and ChildNet Board Member; and Dr. Brenda Snipes, Broward County Supervisor of Elections
Eleanor Sobel, Florida State Senator; Sarah Thomas, former foster child and ChildNet Board Member; and Dr. Brenda Snipes, Broward County Supervisor of Elections
Steve Light, VP at Marsh & McLennan Agency; Sigrid McCawley, ChildNet Board Chairwoman; Lauren Book, Founder and CEO of Lauren’s Kids; and Joey Epstein, CFO of JetSmarter
Steve Light, VP at Marsh & McLennan Agency; Sigrid McCawley, ChildNet Board Chairwoman; Lauren Book, Founder and CEO of Lauren’s Kids; and Joey Epstein, CFO of JetSmarter
Eric Yutzy, News Anchor at WPLG-ABC Local 10 News; and Kenneth Brighton, Director of Community Relations at ChildNet
Eric Yutzy, News Anchor at WPLG-ABC Local 10 News; and Kenneth Brighton, Director of Community Relations at ChildNet
Joe Rogers, ChildNet Board Member; Lauren Book, Founder and CEO of Lauren’s Kids; and Emilio Benitez, President/CEO of ChildNet
Joe Rogers, ChildNet Board Member; Lauren Book, Founder and CEO of Lauren’s Kids; and Emilio Benitez, President/CEO of ChildNet
Michael LaMarca, Dan McCawley, Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig; State Representative George Moraitis, and Todd Billings, CEO & President of USDV
Michael LaMarca, Dan McCawley, Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig; State Representative George Moraitis, and Todd Billings, CEO & President of USDV

Photos courtesy of Downtown Photo