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March 24, 2004

Valdosta - Georgia's first lady was in South Georgia Wednesday, spreading awareness on abused and neglected children.

Mary Perdue spoke to community leaders in Lowndes County about the state's "Our Children Campaign." She's hoping to recruit more foster parents and volunteers for children's advocacy programs.

The Perdues have fostered 8 children in their home, and consider this a personal issue. "We sort of have a negative ora that surrounds state care of children and that's one thing I want to try to relieve," said Perdue. 

The first lady also started Georgia's Champion for Children program. The philanthropy collects corporate donations for abused and neglected children.

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