Making Meaningful Change
Dallas-Fort Worth nonprofit goes online and in-person for vital fundraising lunch
Whether you're ready to mingle in person or prefer to still be social online, September 16 is a date to mark on your calendar. That's when the Recovery Resource Council is hosting its Power of Prevention event, held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas beginning at 10 am.
This year's event, chaired by Ty and Tilda Beasley, is a digital and in-person hybrid. The live program will be spread out with social-distanced theater seating and spotlight pro golfer Laura Baugh, who's celebrating her 23rd year sober. She will share her experiences as a young mother while touring with the LPGA and struggling with fame and alcoholism, as well as discuss her book Out of the Rough.
A takeaway boxed lunch will accompany the event. Each ticket also includes access to the virtual replay that will be released at 9 am on September 21.
There will also be a free Facebook Live discussion for Out of the Rough on September 9 at 4 pm, led by Robin Bradshaw Bagwell and Jan Osborn.
The money raised through sponsorships, ticket sales, and the silent auction at the Power of Prevention event supports a portion of the Recovery Resource Council's operating budget.
Each contribution frees up dollars to provide screenings, assessments, and outpatient services for addiction and substance-use disorder, counseling for veterans and their families, and prevention education for at-risk children and youth.
Building on a core value of "making meaningful change," Recovery Resource Council has been serving North Texas since 1946 with an established a pathway to substance abuse screening and mental/behavioral health treatment services for low-income, uninsured, or under-insured youth and adults.
Its target population includes veterans and their family members, chronic homeless adults with co-occurring disorders, at-risk youth struggling with the impact of adverse childhood experiences, and adults struggling with addictions, trauma, and/or mental health disorders. Services are provided in 19 North Texas counties.
Tickets to Power of Prevention begin at $150 ($100 for virtual only) and several tiers of sponsorship are still available — get yours here.