Virtual 5K to Support the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara

July 11, 2023

NIAGARA FALLS, NY — The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara (CAC of Niagara), a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive, trauma-informed services to children who have been identified as victims of abuse, is participating in the OneTooMany Virtual 5K, a fundraising event organized by the New York State Children’s Alliance to support Child Advocacy Centers across the state. The event takes place from September 15-17, 2023, and the CAC of Niagara aims to register at least 100 participants before August 8.

“We are excited to participate in the OneTooMany Virtual 5K,” said Shelley Hitzel, Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara. “This is a great opportunity for our community to come together and support the vital work that we do to help children who have been abused.”

Funds raised from the OneTooMany Virtual 5K will support the CAC of Niagara’s satellite office in Lockport and will help to ensure children across Niagara County can continue to receive critical supportive and healing services in a location close to home!

Participants can sign-up to run, walk, bike, or hike their 5K anytime and anywhere between September 15-17. There is a registration fee of $40 for adults and $20 for children 10 and under. All registrants will receive a race bib, race t-shirt, and instruction sheet.

To register for the OneTooMany Virtual 5K, please visit https://www.nyschildrensalliance.org/5k/. Be sure to select the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara as the CAC you wish to support.


Founded in 1895, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) has a long tradition of serving the Niagara community. NFMMC’s hospital and primary stroke program are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, and its primary care network is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Memorial’s inpatient services include a cardiac/stroke unit, a medical–surgical unit, an ICU, a Labor and Delivery unit, and an Adult Inpatient Psychiatry unit, the only one of its kind in Niagara County. Memorial serves as a Center for Community Health by operating five primary care centers, a large outpatient adult mental health clinic, a Health Home, and several innovative community-based services.   Thanks to a partnership with Catholic Health, Kaleida Health, and Erie County Medical Center, NFMMC operates the only cardiac catheterization laboratory in Niagara County. Memorial is also home to the Golisano Medical Oncology Center, which operates in collaboration with Roswell Park Comprehensive Care Center.


The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara is a non-profit organization that is accredited by the National Children’s Alliance and designated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. It is a service provided by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

The center collaborates with various professionals such as law enforcement, child protection agencies, prosecutors, victim advocates, medical professionals, and mental health practitioners to provide a child-centered facility that aims to minimize trauma for children. They offer investigative interviews and other services in a comfortable environment. Additionally, the center provides access to medical, mental health, advocacy, and support services. For more information, visit cacofniagara.org<http://cacofniagara.org> or call (716) 285-0045.

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