Soap Stars Step Out to Support Victims of Domestic Abuse

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Jill Johnson/JPI Studios
Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Masquerade balls are a staple on soap operas, but “Days of our Lives’” Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan) and “General Hospital’s” Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) are scheduled to attend a real-life masquerade gala in support of victims of domestic abuse being held this weekend in Los Angeles.

The actresses will be joining Anne HecheLana Parrilla (“Once Upon a Time”), Gloria Allred, Shantel Jackson, Jennifer Coolidge (“American Pie”), Missi Pyle (“Charlie & The Chocolate Factory”) and many more for the Face Forward Foundation’s “The Venetian Masquerade: An Evening of Music, Dreams and Passion,” which aims to raise over $500,000 to help those who have been physically affected by domestic violence. The gala will also feature a performance by superstar singer Estelle.

Founded in 2007, Face Forward works with advocates around the nation to identify victims of domestic violence who are working towards recovery yet carry the physical evidence of past abuse. This high-profile event will feature a silent auction and honorary awards ceremony dedicated to raising funds and awareness for this growing epidemic.

For more information and tickets to the event, which takes place on Saturday, September 13 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, click here.