Those Judd sisters are coming to Dallas in October, but not together. As mentioned before songbird Wynonna is performing on Thursday, October 9, for Habitat for Humanity’s Building Hope Celebration Dinner. The following week on Tuesday, October 14, her kid half-sister Ashley Judd will be the keynote speaker at TexProtects’ 10th Anniversary Celebration dinner at the Perot Museum.
The actress, who recounted her own childhood trauma in her memoir, “All that is Bitter and Sweet,” can truly relate to TexProtects’ mission to protect children from abuse and neglect.
According to TexProtect’s Founder/Executive Director Madeline McClure, “Ashley Judd’s personal story and her humanitarian work on behalf of abuse victims exemplifies the far-reaching effects of child maltreatment, but also the promise of healing from invisible wounds and most importantly, committing to investing in prevention. We are thrilled to present Ashley Judd as we celebrate 10 years of successful work to reduce and prevent child abuse in Texas.”
In addition to Ashley, Texas Senator Jane Nelson of Flower Mound will be presented the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. She is being recognized for “her work to increase Texas’ investment in prevention programs, such as the Nurse-Family Partnership, which sends nurses on home visit to help vulnerable, low-income mothers as well as her hard work to reform CPS (Child Protective Services).”
Event Chair Pat Albritton Harloe has arranged for Lisa K. Simmons to be the honorary chair, as well as having the lead sponsors and the board of directors attend a meet and greet with Ashley.
Seating is limited, so don’t dawdle.