Shining Star Children's Advocacy Center-Shining Star is a nonprofit organization that provides a coordinated multi-agency approach and prompt response to the investigation, intervention and treatment of sexual and physical abuse of children residing in Lee and Ogle counties of Illinois.
The Shining Star mission is To ensure investigations involving allegations of sexual and serious physical abuse involving children in Lee and Ogle counties are conducted in a manner sensitive to the needs of the children; to promote all components of the investigative process in a child-friendly atmosphere; and to ensure that every effort shall be made to help all children and families feel safe, comfortable and supported throughout their experience at the Shining Star Children's Advocacy Center.
The Champions for Children Walk is an annual event in which the proceeds are donated to the Shining Star C.A.C. In 2009, over $54,000 was raised for the cause.
The 2011 Champions for Children Walk was held on May 14th at Lowell Park.