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Annual “Through the Eyes of a Child” Luncheon to Honor Cindy McCain, Dr. Crista Johnson-Agbakwu for Work to Improve Lives for Families

November 3, 2017

(Phoenix, AZ) – Children’s Action Alliance (CAA) will honor two outstanding Arizonans for their efforts to improve conditions for children and families at the annual fundraising luncheon, New Beginnings: Through the Eyes of a Child luncheon, being held Friday, November 3rd in Phoenix.

Cindy McCain is being recognized with the Steele Foundation Child Advocacy Award for her dedication over the years to fighting human trafficking. She serves on the Arizona Human Trafficking Advisory Council of the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University and the Governor’s Council on Human Trafficking. She has forged partnerships around the globe to bring awareness to the issue and provide assistance to survivors.

The Jacque Steiner Public Leadership Award will go to Maricopa Integrated Health Systems physician, Dr. Crista Johnson-Agbakwu, in recognition of founding the refugee women’s health clinic and her ongoing efforts to help refugee families stay healthy in their new communities.

“These honorees exemplify what it means to give children and families hope and tools for a new beginning,” said CAA president and CEO, Dana Wolfe Naimark. “Cindy’s passion in bringing the trafficking issue out of the shadows and Crista’s dedication to healthy mothers and babies are inspiring to us all.”