The Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series
Actor and “Friends” star Matthew Perry will share how he overcame alcoholism and addiction on Thursday, May 1 at the Hilton Americas-Houston, for The Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series’ 31st Annual Spring Luncheon. The luncheon, co-chaired by Shannon and Jim Braniff, IV and Carol and Jim Farnsworth, will benefit The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston.
Since conquering his addictions to prescription drugs and alcohol, Matthew Perry has shared his struggles with the hope that they will promote the benefits of sobriety and recovery. Perry has traveled the country speaking about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and advocating changes to the national drug policy, while remaining committed to his acting career. Click here to read the event announcement press release.
Tables are currently available for purchase. Click here for more information on the Spring 2014 luncheon and to purchase tickets.
The Waggoner 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. For over 20 years, The Council has held a spring luncheon, presenting many of the country’s most prominent and entertaining speakers as a way to educate the community on alcoholism and addiction. In 1999, this fundraising and friend-raising event evolved into a speaker series, with a second luncheon held each autumn. Learn more about the history.
The Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series has gained national recognition, with the spring luncheon becoming one of the largest philanthropic luncheons in Houston. Speakers share their personal stories, as well as information related to alcoholism, addiction, recovery, health and wellness.
Today, the Spring and Fall Luncheons each attract over 1,000 attendees and gross a combined total of close to $1,000,000 each year to help individuals and families suffering from alcohol- and drug-related illnesses. Inevitably after each luncheon, someone who is adversely affected by this disease is motivated to get help. Each year, The Council serve more than 250,000 individuals, helping them to overcome feelings of despair, hopelessness and low self-esteem, and seeing them regain their worth, become stronger and begin to achieve their dreams.
For more information on how you can support The Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series, contact email@example.com or 281-200-9335.