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Big turnout launches "Blue Plate Special" month targeting efforts to end child abuse

Order the "Blue Plate Special" this month and help end child abuse

2 Alexander Dell, from left, Sheila Aron and Ronnie Lipman at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
Alexander Dell, from left, Sheila Aron and Ronnie Lipman. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
22 Michelle Fishtorn and Guy Yount at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
Michelle Fishtorn and Guy Yount. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
24 Nancy and Joe Mathe at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
Nancy and Joe Mathe. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
19 Lisa Wilmore, from left, Kim Ross, Peggy Rue and Sanila Rana at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
Lisa Wilmore, from left, Kim Ross, Peggy Rue and Sanila Rana. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
17 Kim Ross, Sanila Rana, Lisa Wilmore
Kim Ross, from left, Sanila Rana and Lisa Wilmore. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
26 Parissa Mohajer and Rob Todd at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
Parissa Mohajer and Rob Todd. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
13 Joe and Joan Perez at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
Joe and Joan Perez. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
4 Bernadette Cashon, left, and Allison Cashon at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
Bernadette Cashon, left, and Allison Cashon. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
6 Chris and Audra Stevenson at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
Chris and Audra Stevenson Photo by Daniel Ortiz
3 Ben Hoffman, from left, Joan Haskell and Alexa Hoffman at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
Ben Hoffman, from left, Joan Haskell and Alexa Hoffman. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
1 A. David Schwarz, from left, Evelyn Decker and Kathrine and Larry Buck at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
A. David Schwarz, from left, Evelyn Decker and Kathrine and Larry Buck. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
14 John and Beverly Berry at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
Dr. John and Beverly Berry. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
20 Lynn Kamin, from left, Sheila Aron and Judy Borrell at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
Lynn Kamin, from left, Sheila Aron and Judy Borrell. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
11 Janet Pozmantire at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
Janet Pozmantire. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
2 Alexander Dell, from left, Sheila Aron and Ronnie Lipman at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
22 Michelle Fishtorn and Guy Yount at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
24 Nancy and Joe Mathe at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
19 Lisa Wilmore, from left, Kim Ross, Peggy Rue and Sanila Rana at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
17 Kim Ross, Sanila Rana, Lisa Wilmore
26 Parissa Mohajer and Rob Todd at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
13 Joe and Joan Perez at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
4 Bernadette Cashon, left, and Allison Cashon at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
6 Chris and Audra Stevenson at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
3 Ben Hoffman, from left, Joan Haskell and Alexa Hoffman at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
1 A. David Schwarz, from left, Evelyn Decker and Kathrine and Larry Buck at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
14 John and Beverly Berry at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
20 Lynn Kamin, from left, Sheila Aron and Judy Borrell at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015
11 Janet Pozmantire at The Thread Alliance Blue Plate Special kick off April 2015

Since founding The Thread Alliance three years ago, Sheila Aron has single-handedly grown the non-profit that targets child abuse into a meaningful organization that each April highlights National Child Abuse Prevention Month with its "Blue Plate Special" program.

Aron welcomed more than 100 supporters to Brennan's for the "Blue Plate Special" kick-off. Throughout April, close to three dozen restaurants are offering a special dish, dubbed the "Blue Plate Special." A percentage of sales from that special go to The Thread Alliance in support of its efforts to end child abuse.

Guests picked up copies of Aron's book, I'm Glad I'm Me, Weaving the Thread of Love From Generation to Generation, and viewed a display of BabyLovies, a collection of baby blankets made by local women and distributed to non-profits that aid victims of child abuse.

In addition to an array of appetizers, guests could try Brennan's "Blue Plate Special" — Froberg Farm strawberry shortcake. 

A sampling of the specials include Ragin' Cajun's fried shrimp Po'boy with red beans and rice, Giacomo's linguine Giacomo with shrimp, Café Adobe's chicken brave entree, Tony's grilled Mediterranean branzino and Fleming's craftsman ribeye.

Adding extra meaning to the kick-off was Mayor Pro-Tem Ed Gonzalez, who read a mayoral proclamation declaring April 2 as The Thread Alliance Child Abuse Prevention Day in Houston.

Joining the fight against child abuse were Nancy and Joe Mathé, Alexander Dell, Lisa Wilmore, Kim Ross, Ronnie Lipman, Joan and Joe Perez, Rob Todd, Beverly and Dr. John Berry, Lynn Kamin and Judy Borrell.

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