The Council on Recovery presents 35th Annual Spring Luncheon with Kristen Johnston

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Kristen Johnson
Kristen Johnston Photo courtesy of The Council on Recovery

The Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series was created in memory of June and Virgil Waggoner’s son, Jay, who died of alcoholism at the young age of 36. Since its inception, the Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series has been promoting a healthy, addiction-free lifestyle and the benefits it brings to the entire community.

The speaker for the luncheon will be Kristen Johnston, who is known for her many roles on television, film and the stage. She won two Emmy Awards for her starring role on the hit NBC series 3rd Rock From the Sun, and also starred on the popular TV Land sitcom, The Exes. A passionate and respected addiction and recovery advocate, Johnston’s New York Times Bestselling memoir, Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster, was released in 2013 to great critical acclaim.

The Spring and Fall Luncheons each attract more than 1,000 attendees and raise a combined total of close to $1,000,000 each year to directly fund The Council’s many programs that help individuals and families affected by alcoholism, drug abuse, other addictions, and co-occurring mental health disorders.

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Hilton Americas-Houston
1600 Lamar St.
Houston, TX 77010


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