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updated: 4/16/2013 9:44 PM

Brunch to support fight against child abuse in DuPage

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A spring brunch Sunday in Oakbrook Terrace will raise money for the DuPage County Children's Center, which investigates child abuse and works with children who witness violent crimes.

The 22nd Annual Family Brunch sponsored by Friends of the DuPage County Children's Center is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center, 100 Drury Lane.

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The fundraiser coincides with National Child Abuse Prevention Month and will feature a face painter, photo booth and DJ. There also will be a silent auction.

"As always, we are very thankful for the generous support the community continues to show the center," State's Attorney Bob Berlin said. "It is because of this support, and the support of those businesses who donate their products and services every year, the DuPage County Children's Center continues to be one of the premier children's centers in the nation."

Berlin said this year's brunch is "particularly exciting" because it sets the stage for the opening of the new Jeanine Nicarico Children's Center and DuPage County Family Center in Wheaton later this year.

In July, officials broke ground on the new facility, which is named after a young murder victim from Naperville.

Brunch tickets will be available at the door and are $65 for adults and $15 for children ages 4 to 12. Admission is free for children 3 years old and younger.

Proceeds benefit community programs for child victims and their families. For tickets or information, call (630) 407-8220 or visit www.fdccc.org.

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