Orlando leaders rock blue-painted fingernail in fight against child abuse

"MANicure Movement" fights against child abuse

MANicure Movement
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ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando residents may see a new men's fashion trend around town on Friday: a single blue fingernail.

In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, men and women gathered at Orlando City Hall to participate in the launch of the first ever "MANicure Movement."

All participants who attend the movement will have one fingernail painted in "prevention blue" to serve as a symbol of the fight against child abuse. 

This movement is part of Community Based Care of Central Florida's new initiative to help raise awareness of violence against children as a national health crisis. 

One in five children will experience physical, psychological or sexual abuse before the age of 18, according to the Community Based Care of Central Florida. 

Leaders from business, government, law enforcement, media and faith organizations were represented, according to the report. 

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orlando police Chief John Mina are among those leaders who attended. 

A spokesperson for Dyer said the Mayor got his pointer finger painted blue.