Stranger safety-awareness event held to educate kids

CALVERTON - More than 100 people gathered at Calverton Links today in an effort to educate young kids about the dangers of talking to strangers.

The fundraiser was held in coordination with the "National Rose Brucia Stranger Safety Awareness Day," which was founded for 11-year-old Carly Brucia, originally from Long Island, who was kidnapped and killed in Florida in 2004.

The golf event raised money for a new educational outreach course called the Stranger Safety Awareness program. It is geared toward young children in grade school and has already been tested in some Long Island schools.

Every school in the country will also be able to download the stranger awareness program from the Internet, free of charge.

To watch the complete interview with the founder of the Stranger Awareness Safety Program, tune to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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