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What is the MANicure Movement®?

What is the MANicure Movement®?

Join us in the effort to polish off child abuse

One fingernail painted blue starts …

        one conversation that moves us …

                one step closer to ending the tragic reality that…

                        one in five children will suffer abuse before the age of 18.

The MANicure Movement®, which started right here in Central Florida, is a grassroots effort designed to raise awareness of child abuse as a national health crisis, and to bring community leaders together in the fight to eradicate the grim statistic that one in five children will suffer abuse before the age of 18. As we challenge men (and women) to boldly show their support for children by wearing a blue polished fingernail, we inspire conversation and prompt action to support vulnerable children and their families.

Tell me more about the campaign!

The campaign runs throughout the month of April – which is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It will be highlighted by kick-off events in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties; widespread involvement of community leaders and first responders; ongoing corporate champion MANicure events; and a robust social media campaign.  For 2020 we have something very exciting planned.  Keep following this campaign for updates on how you can be involved in helping to set a new world record while also joining the fight against child abuse. 

Okay, I’m in. What can I do?

There are many ways to participate. A few appear below, but keep following this blog to learn more about how we can work together to Polish Off Child Abuse, one MAN at a time.

  • Attend A Kick-off Event
  • Set up a MANicure Movement® event at your office or club
  • Get Polished
  • Spread The Word
  • Educate Others

These are all wonderful, but I want to do more. How can I help?

We’re so glad you asked! The initiative also offers a Peer-To-Peer Fundraising campaign.  Throughout the month of April, you are encouraged to use your painted nail to raise money to help prevent Child Abuse and build awareness.  We make this easy and fun at the same time.

Here’s what to expect:

  • Sign up for a Fundraising Page and pledge to keep your nail painted blue just one day for every $5 that you raise.
  • Share this pledge with your friends and have them help you fundraise.
  • Raise $150 and promise to keep your nail blue the whole month.

We are just getting started in planning for this year’s MANicure Movement®, so there is much more information to come.  Please let us know that you want to get involved with a quick email to community.relations@embracefamilies.org.

Thank you for your commitment to helping us polish off child abuse!