Elizabeth Smart shares personal story at annual Button Ball in Franklin

Posted at 9:07 PM, Mar 02, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Former kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart shared her personal story with Middle Tennesseans to help a good cause.

The annual Button Ball was held at the Factory at Franklin Saturday evening. It’s the biggest fundraiser event of the year for the Davis House Child Advocacy Center, which raises money for programs and services for children and their families who are struggling with child abuse.

Elizabeth Smart was the guest speaker. She said she hopes her story will make a difference, and bring attention to important issues like sexual violence.

“I want people to understand what it’s like to be a victim, to go through something so they have compassion for what it’s like coming back and why we need places like the Davis house,” Smart said.

NewsChannel 5's Rhori Johnston and his daughter, Piper, served as the emcees of the event.