Childhelp Orange County Chapter to host annual fashion show on March 7

Childhelp Orange County Chapter will host the 38th Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon sponsored by South Coast Plaza (SCP) at the Balboa Bay Resort on Thursday, March 7 at 10 a.m. Event co-chairs Julie Adams, Patricia Ford and Kelly Haugen and Honorary Chair Patti Edwards anticipate welcoming approximately 300 guests for a day of fashion, fun and friendship, as they raise funds for the prevention of childhood neglect and abuse.

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Photos by John Watkins

(L-R) Childhelp OC Director of Communications Stephanie Rogers, event co-chair Patricia Ford, past event co-chair Pam Pharris and Honorary Chair Patti Edwards

This year the Inspirational Award will be presented to Ale Boggiano and Jen Lilley, founders of “Christmas is Not Canceled.” Actress/singer Jen Lilley has been a supporter and advocate of Childhelp for many years.

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(L-R) Patti Edwards with John and Caitlin Stamos accepting the Children’s Friend award at the 2023 Childhelp OC Fashion Show

South Coast Plaza will be presenting a high energy New York-style show with fashions from designers Bally, Lanvin, Max Mara, Michael Kors Collection, Missoni and Saks Fifth Ave. Opportunity prizes will be provided by SCP boutiques, along with a Grand Prize drawing for a shopping spree at SCP valued at $2,500 (includes valet pass and access card at SCP for a year).

Sponsorships begin at $1,500 with tickets starting at $300, and can be purchased online at

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Down the runway at last year’s Childhelp OC Fashion Show

It is estimated that between four and seven children die each day from abuse and neglect in the United States. For more than six decades, Childhelp has worked to combat this epidemic. Benefitting Childhelp’s California programs and services, Childhelp Orange County has been strengthening families and bringing together a community to support victims of child abuse since 1970.

For more information on Childhelp, visit, and @childhelpoc.

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