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Silvies’s Ride Against Child Abuse
Silven “Silvie” Yocum, a joyful five-year-old girl from McDonough County, became a fatal victim of domesticabuse on Sept. 16, 2006. In
honor of her memory, Silvie’s family, along with the Knights Motorcycle Riding Club, hosts an annual awareness and fundraising event called Silvie’s
Ride Against Child Abuse.
Silvie’s Ride is a nearly daylong event that encourages attendees to raise awareness of child abuse by traveling as a group to several predetermined
locations throughout Hancock, Henderson, McDonough, and Warren counties in western Illinois. Participants are encouraged to ride their motorcycle, but
all vehicles are welcome to participate. Once again, the ride will begin and end at the Macomb Elks Lodge.
The 2021 event is proudly sponsored in part by Weaver Guns and Ammo; Backdraft BBQ/Damon Wright; KnightsMotorcycle Riding Club; and
Macomb Elks Lodge #1009.
All donations and contributions to Silvie’s Ride will benefit the Western Illinois Regional Council-Community Action Agency (WIRC-CAA)
Victim Services Silvie’s Fund. Victim Services, a local domestic and sexual violence agency, provides free crisis counseling and advocacy to children and
adults who have experienced or witnessed abuse.
For more information about Silvie’s Ride, find “Silvie’s Ride Against Child Abuse” on Facebook
or call Jon Yocum at 309-255-6927.
If you have experienced abuse at any point in your life, or if you think someone you know is being abused, call Victim Services’ free and
confidential hotline at 309- 837-5555. Jamie Roth/Victim Services
More information will be announced later
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