LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) -

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and what better way to support the cause than a family event?

The Child Abuse Prevention Taskforce hosted its annual Family Fun Run at Riverside Park Saturday. Along with the mile-long walk, kids participated in face painting, dance performances and music therapy.

The theme of the event, "Great Kids Start with you," encourages parents to get their families out for a day of fun while making some memories.

"No matter how you can get involved, even if you don't have a child in your life, borrow someone's, and just have fun with them and be a mentor, and just get involved in our community because there are certainly a lot of kids that need our help," said Nicole Milliren, co-chair of the Child Abuse Prevention Taskforce.