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Lauren Book keeps walking, fighting for child abuse victims

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Lauren Book has made this trip before. For the past seven years, Book has laced up her sneakers and walked across the state to raise awareness about child sex abuse. It’s a deeply personal issue for the Broward County resident, who endured sexual abuse for six years at the hands of a trusted caretaker. The annual “Walk in My Shoes” campaign kicked off in Panama City on March 2 and is scheduled to end on March 26 in Aventura. This…

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Lauren Book trumped by Donald Trump

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Two weeks into her seventh annual “Walk in My Shoes” journey across the state of Florida, Lauren Book and her team have been trumped … by Donald Trump! Book’s team arrived in Tampa last night.  They have been doing what they do … walking through and hosting events aimed at educating communities and raising awareness about prevention of and healing from child sexual abuse.  They have already been to Panama City, Tallahassee, Gainesville, Melbourne and Orlando — now they’re in Tampa.…

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Lauren Book ends statewide trek with Tally rally to protect Florida children

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Krysta is an 18-year-old Florida State University student; she is the reason Lauren Book marches. Krysta’s abuse started when she was 6. She did not tell anyone for six years, until she first told a camp counselor, then her parents. Wednesday was the first time she has talked publicly about her abuse. “My legs are shaking, my whole body is shaking,” she said while waiting for Book’s final mile of her annual 1,500-mile Walk in My Shoes march across Florida.…

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Lauren Book walks so children know they are not alone

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Lauren Book puts action to words. The author, activist and abuse survivor will complete her annual 1,500-mile walk from the Keys to Tallahassee on Wednesday, capped off with a rally to bring awareness to the problem of sexual abuse of children. The 30-year-old former teacher told her family 13 years ago about abuse she experienced as a child at the hands of a nanny. Six years ago she started walking across Florida and talking to people to people about sexual…

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