Events

Breaking the Silence Public Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)


As the effects of coronavirus continue to evolve, Breaking the Silence is committed to the health and safety of our event staff, volunteers, and attendees/participants, as well as the general public. Therefore, in accordance with restrictions suggested nationally, statewide, and within the county and city of Fresno, we have decided to make the following adjustments to our 2020 Child Abuse Prevention Month events.


Run for the Children, originally scheduled to take place on March 29, 2020 at Kearney Park, will transition to a virtual run. All registered participants will still receive their event shirts, if they registered prior to 11:59pm on March 15th (provided their registrations included a shirt). All registered participants who submit a screenshot of their run results to Breaking the Silence (fresno.bts@gmail.com) between March 29th April 1st will still receive their finisher medallions. It is unclear at this time whether the shirts and medallions will be mailed to participants or directly distributed at a later date when it is deemed safe by health officials to do so. Registered participants will be notified via email about our plans for distribution, as more information becomes available.


Walk for the Children, originally scheduled to take place on April 15, 2020 at The Shops at River Park, is canceled.


Speak for the Children, originally scheduled to take place on April 25, 2020 at The Big Red Church, is postponed. It is unclear at this time what the new date for this event will be, as the situation continues to unfold. However, you can be sure that we will continue to monitor official information and restrictions, and a new date will only be set once it is deemed safe by health officials to do so.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at (fresno.bts@gmail.com)