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Article posted: 3/14/2013 6:09 PM

Merryn to speak at Schaumburg volunteer awards

Erin Merryn speaks after receiving the “Champion for Children Award” from the Children’s Advocacy Center.

Erin Merryn speaks after receiving the "Champion for Children Award" from the Children's Advocacy Center.


Mark Black | Staff Photographer

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Erin Merryn, the Schaumburg activist who inspired the 2013 "Erin's Law" to protect children from sexual abuse, will be the speaker for Schaumburg's Volunteer of the Year Luncheon on Tuesday, April 16.

Merryn is an author who was named Glamour Woman of the Year 2012 and who has appeared on Oprah's Lifeclass, CNN, the Katie Couric Show, Montel Williams and Good Morning America. The luncheon will be held at Chandler's Banquets in Schaumburg.


Nominations are still being sought for volunteer awards for adults, youth and organizations in Schaumburg through April 1. Nomination materials are available at For more information, call (847) 923-3605 or email

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