Phoenix hosts third annual Superhero September dedicated to children of abuse

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Superheroes generally have a background of trauma, from witnessing a murder of parents, to suffering a modified spider bite. Children of non-profit organization Childhelp AZ have suffered the trauma of abuse.

The Phoenix police and fire departments along with the Childhelp Children’s Advocacy Center of Arizona will host “Superhero September: Rise of Champions” throughout the month, starting Sept. 2 with the Super Main Event.

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The event kicks off at 9 a.m. and goes until noon. Phoenix police and fire are collecting donations for the Childhelp Children's Center of Arizona. 

More than 600 children are reportedly abused a month, per Phoenix PD detective Sean Reavie. 
Superhero September aims to empower children suffering from physical and sexual abuse through the influence of their favorite comic heroes.

“What we want to do is, introduce the mythology of superheroes to them so when they look in the mirror, they see a hero looking back,” Reavie said.

Ways you can help victims of child abuse through Childhelp AZ include:
•    Make a donation to Childhelp Children's Advocacy Center of Arizona
•    Donate action figures superhero T-shirts, coloring books, etc.
•    Spread the word and download the flyer

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