The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) 2010 Gala

Sophie performed at the gala event held November 18, 2010 at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan for The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

The 135-year-old nonprofit, the first of its type, helps victims recover from the trauma of abuse and counsels child care professionals. It also set up a program in the New York City schools that teaches some 1,700 children the difference between proper and harmful touching.

“This gala is very important for me because the society really knows how to take care of children,” said Hawkins, whose emotional struggles were chronicled in “The Cream Will Rise,” a 1998 documentary directed by her manager and filmmaker, Gigi Gaston. “I didn’t have that until I was in my 30s,” she said of the therapy provided by the society.

Read Bloomberg.com’s article about the event and Sophie’s participation.

Red Carpet Video:

View the red carpet interview with Sophie

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