The Ball Homes Night of Hope is presented by Don & Cathy Jacobs to benefit the Hope Center at the Lexington Opera House on October 22.
"The Ball Homes Night of Hope will include music from the University of Kentucky Opera Theater and featured speaker, television journalist Laurie Dhue, former CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News anchor and founder of Laurie Dhue Media.
All proceeds from the evening go to the Hope Center, battling homelessness, addiction and mental illness.
On the outside, Laurie Dhue had it all. She, like so many people affected by addiction, has had a successful career and a seemingly charmed life. As one of the youngest anchors in CNN history, and the only person to ever hold anchor positions at MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News, she appeared to be the consummate professional. But behind the scenes, she struggled with a 15-year addiction to alcohol, one that would often leave her in fetal position in her office begging for the strength to get through another day. Her remarkable story embodies the theme of this year’s event, “From the Outside.”