Media Alert: Missing and Exploited Children’s Day in Utah

For Immediate Release
Media Alert
August 25, 2017

 

Contact:
Aundrea Peterson
Majority Director of Communications
Utah House of Representatives
801-791-3365 | aundreapeterson@le.utah.gov

Missing and Exploited Children’s Day in Utah

Salt Lake City –  During the 2017 General Session, Rep. Steve Handy and Sen. Stuart Adams sponsored HB 53, Missing and Exploited Children’s Day. It passed the Utah Legislature and signed into law. The purpose of the bill, and following the lead of many other states, including the National Missing Children’s Day on May 25, is to call attention to missing and exploited children in Utah.

Utah’s first official Rachael Runyan Missing and Exploited Children’s Day will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 26, 2017, at the Rachael Runyan Memorial Park in Sunset.

Utah’s AMBER Alert is tested twice yearly, on January 13, and August 26, a date chosen specifically calling attention to the abduction date of Rachael.

What:
To call attention to the plight of missing and exploited children in Utah.

When:
Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

Where:
Rachel Runyan Memorial Park, 200 W 975 N Sunset, Utah

Who:
Rep. Steve Handy, District 16, Layton
Sunset Chief of Police Ken Eborn
Member of Utah’s Amber Alert Team
Elaine Runyan, mother of Rachael Runyan

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