Statement from Sherry Friedlander of A Child Is Missing Program On Rescue of Amanda Berry and her minor child; Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight: Press Release

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For Immediate Release


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — We at A Child is Missing join the nation in gratitude and celebration upon hearing the news of the stunning rescues in Cleveland this week of Amanda Berry and her child, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight. While these young women rejoin their families and begin their arduous recovery, it is important that our nation not lose sight of the need for increased vigilance, education and training to prevent such abuses of our most precious resource – our children. Sadly children disappear every day in our country, often to tragic end. In Cleveland many neighbors of the house where the young women were imprisoned for 10 years were incredulous about what had happened right under their nose. Would more awareness and community training afforded these good people and neighbors and observers of other cases have made a difference? We will never know. However, more public outreach and funding of inter-agency programs will only save more children.

Media inquiries for Sherry Friedlander: Contact Smarter Story at (954) 762-7000.

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About A Child Is Missing Alert Program (

Every 40 seconds a child is reported missing in the U.S. In 1997, Sherry Friedlander , established a non-profit corporation, A Child Is Missing (ACIM), to assist law enforcement in the search/early recovery of missing children, the elderly (Alzheimer’s), college students and the disabled. Among much recognition, Sherry’s participated in The White House Conference on Small Business, The White House Conference on Missing & Exploited Children, and been a speaker at various press conferences and TV shows for missing children. Sherry participates in the training of law enforcement departments and is called upon for assists in the search for missing children, the elderly and the disabled in all 50 states. ACIM has formed past and present strategic alliances and sponsorships with leading companies such as AutoNation, Disney World, General Motors, Nextel, UPS, Bank of America, Lands End, the Miami Dolphins, Marriott Hotels and the state of Florida. For sponsorship information contact ACIM at (888-875-2246).

For more information contact:
Stan Smith @ Smarter Story
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