By Tim Saunders on
Jessica Simpson raised her voice at a special rape support charity concert in Las Vegas last night, September 18.
The 28-year-old singer performed songs from her new country album, Do You Know, at the Nina’s Night Out concert in Las Vegas’ Palms Pearl Theater to raise money for the local Rape Crisis Center. Organized by news anchor Nina Radetich, the annual event has raised over $350,000 over the last four years, which has been used to assist local victims of sexual assault.
“To be involved with the cause of this organization is extremely important,” said Simpson before the show. “I think this will be more of a passionate performance than most. It’s important to make a stand for women’s rights. If I can get up there and be any inspiration to women, I am blessed to have that opportunity.”
According to the Rape Crisis Center, it costs an average of $756 to provide one victim with assistance, including an advocate, replacement clothing, support groups and more – and over 800 victims were treated last year.
“The great thing about Nina’s Night Out is it’s a message of prevention,” said Simpson. “I think it’s important as a woman to lend a hand to other women and just try to encourage people that everything’s going to be OK.”
Part of this year’s proceeds will go into the center’s building fund for future construction of a treatment center.
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