Domestic Violence

Naomi Judd, keynote speaker at Home Free 2014

Naomi Judd speaks from the heart at sold-out Home Free fundraiser for Children’s Law Center and Family Services

Naomi Judd entered Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. greeting the more than 500 attendees with her Southern voice announcing, “Hello North Carolina!” She told the crowd that her husband is from Garner, N.C. so she considers us all ‘cousins’ and is looking forward to some N.C. barbecue. With boundless energy and strikingly beautiful at 68-years young (as she freely admits), she was the keynote speaker for the 2014 Home Free fundraising event on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 speaking about domestic violence awareness and sharing personal experiences from her life on this topic. This year’s fundraising event was the most successful to date in its third year, selling 200 more tickets than last year and raising more than $110,000.

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Alumna donates lawsuit proceeds to victims of domestic violence

Marci Armstrong (’83), a family lawyer and true Wake Forest mom, drove along U.S. 301 in Smithfield every day with her daughter, Eason. They used the time talk about Eason’s soccer practice and day at school. It was their time to bond. But one day in 2006, the conversation ended abruptly because of a drunk driver.

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