12th Annual Childhelp Oysterfest

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

Knoxville (WVLT) -- It was a chance for sea food and a chance to see help for some of our most fragile victims.

Saturday marked the 12th Annual Oysterfest which supports the Childhelp program.

The event was held at Concord Marina and attracted nearly 600 people.

Childhelp is the nations largest nonprofit organization of its kind.

They work with the Department of Child Services to provide a comfortable place for victims of sexual or physical abuse, while they undergo examinations or interviews.

Last year alone they tackled 967 cases last year, a number that would not be possible without the support shown at an event like Oysterfest.

"This event has raised almost half a million dollars to help pay for the cost of our programs," said Hugh Nystrom who is the programs Director of Operations.

For more information on Childhelp, click on the link below.

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