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Healing Place Gala to Honor Barbara Goodmon

Posted March 7, 2007
Updated March 8, 2007

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— A gala in honor of Barbara Goodmon, the wife of Capitol Broadcasting Co. President Jim Goodmon, is scheduled for March 28 at the RBC Center to raise money for The Healing Place of Wake County.

Barbara Goodmon, a registered nurse and director of the A.J. Fletcher Foundation, is one of the founders of The Healing Place. Together with Fred Barber and Maria Spaulding, she sold the idea in 1999 of an innovative rescue, recovery and rehabilitation facility for homeless people with alcohol and drug addiction. A men’s facility opened in 2001 and has provided more than 300,000 beds of shelter to the homeless of Wake County. A women’s facility opened in 2006 and has provided 16,000 beds of shelter.

The Healing Place has a 68 percent success rate with clients who have completed the program.

Entertainment for the gala will feature the North Carolina School of the Arts Jazz Band, the Fletcher Opera Company, Broadway sensation Roz Ryan, inspirational singer Ester Nicholson, country singer Larry Gatlin, Raleigh native and Tony Award winner Beth Leavel, Raleigh native and television star Sharon Lawrence, Mrs. North Carolina Staci Wallace and legendary dance performer Chuck Davis and the African American Dance Ensemble.

Corporate tables, individual tables and seats are available. For more information, call Allen Reep of The Healing Place of Wake County at 919-865-2537.

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