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Kalin's Center hosting 8th annual fashion show fundraiser

CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) -

East Texans have a chance to enjoy a fashion show all while helping victims of abuse from Houston and Trinity counties.

Child advocacy center Kalin's Center will be having their annual Styles for Smiles event on Sept. 19 and the Crockett Civic Center. The event will start at 11 a.m.

"This will help us so much," Kalin's Center Director Debbie McCall said. "We just got out of the summer, and we saw almost 50 cases in that time. This will help keep us open and work these cases."

This year's event will feature Kalin Fodge, the woman the center is named after. Fodge will share her story of how she has survived abuse and how the trauma is still there.

"She is my hero," McCall said. "It's been tough, and that's what she wants people to understand. She's surviving, but it is an everyday, ongoing, traumatic, experience that she has gone through."

Tickets for the event cost $35 for individuals. A table for eight can be bought for $400. The event will also have a silent-to-live auction. The organization also plans on honoring the area's law enforcement as well for the work they do in arresting and prosecuting child abusers.

For more information on the event, click here.

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