On Friday, April 1, 2011, The Children’s Assessment Center (The CAC) will host the 12th Annual Spirit of Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show, The Power of One. For the past 11 years, Houston has supported this premier event in support of child victims of sexual abuse. This year’s event underwriter is H-E-B and major sponsor is Momentum Porsche and Porsche West Houston. The event will take place at the Omni Hotel. Event Chairs are Kimberly DeLape, Deborah Duncan and Alicia Smith. Guests will enjoy an afternoon of lunch and designer fashions.

This year’s luncheon has an extraordinary message that is being shared across Texas. The theme for the event, The Power of One, ties into The Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas, Inc. statewide campaign centered around the courage it takes to talk about child sexual abuse. It takes tremendous strength for young victims to come forward to talk about the abuse they’ve suffered and it takes courage for adults to recognize the signs of abuse and report suspected abuse. The goal for the 12th Annual Spirit of Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show is to inspire the courage required to take action against child sexual abuse. One person really can make a difference in the fight against child abuse!

Funds raised at this event will support direct service programs that The CAC offers such as forensic interviewing, medical and therapy services which are critical to the hope and healing of these young victims.

The event begins with a reception and silent auction at 11:00 a.m. and the luncheon and fashion show to follow at 12:00 Noon. Sponsorships are available ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. Limited individual tickets are offered at $175 each.