Ambassador of the Dominican Republic José Tomás Pérez and Mrs. Caridad de Pérez were honorary chairs at the Annual Innocents at Risk Gala held at the Organization of American States April 26. Mark and Jennifer Axmacher were event chairs. Founder and President Deborah Sigmund founded Innocents at Risk in 2005 to prevent the horrors of global and local human trafficking through public awareness. The Flight Attendants Initiative proves training in detecting and reporting suspicious behavior. Barbara Harrison of NBC Channel 4 emceed and Operation Underground Railroad was honored as guests enjoyed a Latin-themed dinner before taking to the dance floor.