Takeaways from Tallahassee — Worthy walking
There’s a story behind the treadmill that will be on Plaza level at The Capitol next week.
Beginning Tuesday, dozens of advocates for sexual assault awareness and prevention will participate in the nonprofit Lauren’s Kids’ “42 Hours for 42 Million” advocacy walk on a single treadmill, a new initiative at the Capitol.
The three-day event kicks off with an 11:45 a.m. news conference Tuesday at the Old Capitol. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Lauren’s Kids is led by state Sen. Lauren Book, a Plantation Democrat who suffered sexual abuse from her nanny as a child.
Joining Book in periodic stints on the treadmill will be Senate President Bill Galvano and Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary Chad Poppell.
VISIT FLORIDA President and CEO Dana Young, a former state Senator, will likewise log some steps for the cause.
Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and state Rep. Patricia Williams are also signed up.
In the weeks leading up to