Balloon Release Took Place To Raise Awareness For Child Abuse

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April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and in Sebastian County, The Division of Family and Children's Services came together Tuesday to raise awareness.

They released balloons to raise awareness about child abuse in the Sebastian County area. The total number of balloons released was 500.

The balloon release took place at Mercy Hospital Fort Smith on Monday at noon.


  • Anonymous

    Too bad they chose to raise awareness for their cause by polluting the environment. Balloons are not biodegradable and can cause harm to wildlife.

  • Important Occasions Balloons

    This comment is incorrect. Balloons are biodegradable (but only if using the correct type designed for balloon releases). What causes harm to wildlife is the ribbon and plastic attachments which should not be used on balloon releases. The balloon industry has changed over the last 10 years to comply with legal requirements.

    Good luck with your balloon release.

  • dancingintheraine

    Natural latex may be biodegradable, but the once you add the chemicals it is not really biodegradable unless you are considering the decades it takes to break down. Meanwhile, what about the possible and very realistic animal ingestion and inevitable death?
    Check out the facts at http://WWW.balloons

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