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MANicure Movement

MANicure Movement

Help us polish off child abuse!

April is recognized as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. FamiliesFirst Network is excited to feature the MANicure Movement, in partnership with Embrace Families, throughout the month of April. This statewide movement encourages men and women to paint your index fingernail blue in effort to inspire conversation, raise awareness and prompt action against child abuse.

One fingernail painted blue starts…
One conversation that moves us…
One step closer to ending the reality that…
One in five children will experience abuse before the age of 18

Here are several practical ways that you can participate in the MANicure Movement this year:

  1. Paint your index fingernail blue. Begin a conversation with your friends, families and colleagues. Have them join in on the fun!
  2. Post photos on your social media account to help spread awareness. Tag FamiliesFirst Network, Lakeview Center, Baptist Health Care and Baptist Health Care Foundation pages to help show your support!
  3. Donate to FFN by clicking here during the month; select FamiliesFirst Network as the gift designation. All donations during the month of April will go toward prevention and family support initiatives for children and families.

Join the movement! For more information on this statewide campaign with Embrace Families visit or contact community relations manager Michelle Giordano at

Sponsored by Lakeview Center and the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families