Oak Cliff cancer survivor, 14, to walk the runway at fundraising gala

Children’s Cancer Fund model Fryda Salinas, center, with Dallas Cowboys greats Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman.

Molina High School freshman Fryda Salinas will walk the runway during the Children’s Cancer Fund annual gala in April.

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Salinas, 14, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 10.

Her bio, from the cancer fund:

She’s a middle child with an older brother and a younger sister. She enjoys staying active on the weekends by playing sports and spending time with her family, and she is happiest when she is with them. She considers her parents to be her heroes because they are always there for her. Her favorite subject is algebra, and she hopes to become a lawyer when she grows up. One day Salinas would love to visit Hawaii.

The gala, April 21, is the cancer fund’s 29th-annual fundraiser for pediatric oncology research and treatment programs. This year’s gala is expected to raise more than $1 million.

Honorary event chairs Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach will escort the models down the runway. Besides the children’s fashion show, the gala features auctions, dinner, drinks and dancing with DJ Lucy Wrubel’s tunes.

Tickets cost $300 per person or $2,750 for a table of 10.

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