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Nov. 16, 2010

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Students to be host to benefit concert for Veronica’s Voice

Baldwin City, Kan. – Baker University students enrolled in the global problems class will be host to a benefit concert for Veronica’s Voice at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Rice Auditorium on the Baldwin City campus. Donations are encouraged.Baker-0964

Kristy Childs, the founder of Veronica’s Voice, will speak at the event. Area bands Honeywagen, The Rivertons, Brian Lamoreux and Shannon O’Shea will perform at the benefit for Veronica’s Voice, a recovery program dedicated to victims of prostitution and commercial exploitation. It was founded in 2000 by Childs, a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation, trauma and drug addiction.

“I'll never forget the dark pit God reached into and pulled me out of,” Childs said. “Even after I was out, my heart still pained for my sisters that were still lost, trapped, tricked or caught up in "the life". So I started Veronica’s Voice to be a light for these wonderful women still surviving in the darkness.”

The students at Baker University hope the event will raise awareness of sexual exploitation issues. All proceeds earned through donations will go to the Veronica’s Voice.

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