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Monday, November 29, 2021

Local celebrities model to raise funds for child abuse prevention

It’s not every day that prominent local celebrities strut their stuff on the runway.

Local businesses donated fashions that were featured in the Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCAA) Celebrity Fashion Show, kicking off a series of events for Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The March 31 show raised money for victims of child abuse.

“We wanted to do something different, raise money for a serious issue in a lighthearted way,” said YCAA Executive Director Katie Villegas.

Among the fashion show’s celebrity models were Yolo County Supervisor Mike McGowan [cq]and Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig. Adopted and foster care children also walked the runway.

There were approximately 250 people in attendance, and the YCAA raised about $30,000. Businesses also provided local food and wine.

Sponsors of the Celebrity Fashion Show included Sutter Davis Hospital and the Davis Rotary Club.

Various events will occur throughout Yolo County to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Information about these events can be found at yolokids.org.

– Sarah Hansel

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