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Tailgate Tonight! – SCAN Children’s Garden At IPFW Site For Dueling Pianos And Fun

SCAN’s fans will gather tonight – Thursday, September 17 at 5:30 pm – to raise funds to Stop Child Abuse and Neglect. The annual event returns this year with a tailgate theme, gourmet food catered by Catablu, signature cocktail and cash bar. The evening’s entertainment includes dueling pianos, a live and silent auction, and one lucky duck will win the Bradley Gough Diamonds giveaway.

Held at the SCAN Children’s Garden at IPFW, guests will enjoy the scenic view of the St. Joseph River while tailgating alongside friends and co-supporters of SCAN’s vital mission: protect children, prepare parents, strengthen families and educate the community to Stop Child Abuse and Neglect.

Donations for those who cannot attend can be made online:

Donations support the agency’s efforts in Allen county and throughout northeast Indiana to prevent child abuse and neglect. Fundraising efforts, such as Tailgate with SCAN, provided services to 23,600 individuals and 4,909 families in fiscal year 2014. These opportunities are not possible without financial support from the community. Our staff of nearly 200 engage with parents and caregivers to stabilize and rebuild their family through a variety of services. Most programs are available at no cost to the family due to the generosity of donors and individuals to events such as the Tailgate with SCAN.

About SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect): Located at 500 West Main Street, SCAN impacted the lives of 23,600 adults and children in Allen and 18 surrounding northeast and north central Indiana counties in the agency’s fiscal year 2014, ending September 30th, 2014. SCAN provides prevention as well as preservation services for children and families who are victims of, or are at-risk for child abuse and neglect. The vast majority of our services are provided at no cost to clients. For more information, visit us at Find us on Facebook at and on Twitter @scanfw. To report child maltreatment, call Indiana Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline: 800.800.5556.