Taylor Armstrong will be the keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual Kristin's Fund Gala 2018, Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY, honoring Kristin Palumbo Longo and helping to eradicate domestic violence by educating new generations of children, fostering community collaboration and spreading awareness.
Kristin’s Fund was founded by the siblings of Kristin Palumbo in response to her murder in 2009. Kristin was killed by her husband in a horrific murder suicide. Kristin’s Fund aims to prevent tragedies like this by funding prevention education programs, men’s initiatives, and community collaboration. After a successful 1st Annual Gala in March, 2017, Kristin’s Fund was able to award a $50,000 grant to Catholic Charities which enabled the hiring of a full time prevention education specialist.
Kristin Palumbo Longo was a free spirit whose bright smile and warm embrace brought much comfort and joy to those around her.
Kristin loved children. She gave birth to Joseph in 1992, Catherine in 1994, Gianna in 1997, and Jared in 2000. As a mother of four, she devoted her time to nurturing her children. She was a hockey mom, a cheerleading coach, and a "pseudo mom" to her children's friends—always willing to open the doors to anyone who wanted or needed to spend time in their home.
In her spare time, she enjoyed being surrounded by many dear friends and family. She loved music. She loved to dance and laugh. Kristin loved life and embraced any opportunity to allow her enthusiasm and joie de vive to be shared with those around her.
On September 28, 2009, Kristin lost her life to domestic violence.
For years Kristin's family has been waiting for the right opportunity to use Kristin's story to impact our community in a positive manner.
On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. In one year, that equates to more than 10 million women and men.
One in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.
For more information about the organization and the event, visit www.kristinsfund.com
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