Heroes Gala

The Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County’s Heroes Gala is our principal fundraising event, bringing in the largest source of general operating funds annually to keep our doors open to the community.

Guest Speaker

Dr. Stacey Patton

As an award-winning author and journalist, child abuse survivor and leading child advocate, Dr. Patton blends the power of her personal narrative with her expert knowledge of the history of American race relations. She has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, CBS, Al Jazeera, The Tavis Smiley Show, Here and Now, and Democracy Now. In addition to her journalistic work and public speaking, Dr. Patton is the creator of Spare the Kids, an online portal designed to encourage caretakers to use alternatives to hitting children.

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