Press Release

March 6 , 2019

Realtor and Philanthropist Kristen Weardon to Chair Path2Freedom Benefit

Premiere Plus Realty Realtor and philanthropist Kristen Weardon was recently honored by Path2Freedom who asked her to be honorary chair for its Red Gala, a fundraising event to benefit rescued human trafficking victims.


It might come as a shock to most people that there are approximately 27 million humans in slavery in the world today, and more than 50 percent of them are children. Additionally, Florida has one of the highest occurrences of human trafficking in the United States, usually ranking in the Top 3.

In order to support rescued human trafficking victims in southwest Florida, Path2Freedom, whose mission is to create hope and healing for child victims of this crime by providing safe environments and long-term programs for recovery, will be hosting its 2019 Red Gala on Saturday, November 2. The fundraising event takes place at The Hilton of Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34103.

“I became involved with Path2Freedom to fight some of the worst atrocities to humanity in today’s society: the sexual exploitation of women and children and the world of human trafficking,” said Weardon. “This altruistic organization not only sheds light on this global epidemic, but creates paths of recovery and rehabilitation for people who have been subjected to this abhorrent experience.”

Path2Freedom serves the needs of child victims through their individual journeys from rescue to restoration, and has done an exceptional job helping victims since its inception. “Lending my voice and time to help create an amazing gala by rallying my network of friends is the absolute least I can do, and I am deeply honored to be a part of this event to help Path2Freedom raise much-needed funds to continue its great work,” added Weardon.

The Red Gala will include a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, dancing and luxury live and silent auctions. Tickets are $225 per person, with tables of 10 available at $2,000. To purchase Path2Freedom Red Gala tickets or for further information regarding the event or the cause, please visit, or email

To donate directly to Path2Freedom, please visit Donations will fund the very first Path2Freedom safe house.

If you suspect someone is the victim of human trafficking, please report it, as the smallest tip can set a person free from a life of abuse. The number for the National Human Trafficking Hotline is 1-888-373-7888, or you can also text 233733 or “BeFree” 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

About Kristen Weardon, Premiere Plus Realty Co.

Kristen Weardon specializes in luxury real estate. She assists all buyers, sellers, and investors with her vast experience in both real estate and business. The office is located at 370 12th Ave S #100 Naples, FL 34102.  For more information, please call 239-370-7908, or visit


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