Mariska Hargitay, her husband Peter Hermann, and their three children recently made a rare appearance on the red carpet, all in support of a great cause. The glamorous event they attended was the 21st annual Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY) Benefit Gala, held at the elegant Edison Ballroom in New York City.
The couple, accompanied by their children August, Amaya, and Andrew, were there to show their unwavering support for SAY. This non-profit organization empowers, educates, and supports young people who stutter, as well as the people around them. Both Mariska and Peter were being honored at the gala for their remarkable work with SAY.
The cause holds a very personal significance for Mariska and Peter, as their son August himself struggles with a stutter. In a touching Instagram Story video posted by Mariska, the couple is seen standing at the podium, delivering heartfelt words. Peter, visibly moved, choked back tears as he expressed his pride in being August's father. "First, August, thank you. I'm so proud to be your dad," he said. Mariska spoke to People magazine about the experience, sharing, "Our son stutters, and it was so beautiful to have this lovely community to introduce him to and learn about it from the experts."
Attending the SAY Benefit Gala not only allowed Mariska, Peter, and their children to make a fashionable red carpet appearance, but more importantly, it allowed them to support a meaningful cause that impacts their family personally. Their dedication and involvement in raising awareness about stuttering will surely make a difference in the lives of many young people and their families, giving them the support and love they need to thrive.