“Wonder Woman” Lynda Carter to Inspire and Entertain Houston Audience with Her Heroic Story of Personal Recovery from Addiction for The Council on Recovery’s 2016 Fall Luncheon
Style Magazine Newswire | 10/13/2016, 7:03 p.m.
HOUSTON, Texas (October 13, 2016) – The Council on Recovery will feature beloved All-American celebrity Lynda Carter as keynote speaker at the Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series’ 2016 Fall Luncheon, presented by the Wayne Duddlesten Foundation. The Luncheon takes place Friday, October 28, 2016, at the Hilton Americas - Houston Hotel.
A former Miss World-U.S.A. and a successful actor, singer, producer and philanthropist, Lynda Carter first won our nation’s heart as the one and only Wonder Woman. In a merging of superhero fiction and real-life success, Carter ultimately defeated addiction, as she will share on October 28th regarding her struggle with alcoholism and the grace and gift of recovery.
Lynda credits her family’s intervention for getting her into rehab, where she ultimately accepted her powerlessness and sobered up, acknowledging that “alcoholism is an abyss; it is not a choice.” This real-life heroine recounts the dramatic challenge of facing and overcoming an often fatal disease, with the help of a committed recovery program and a sense of enduring gratitude towards her Higher Power.
The Council on Recovery is committed to helping Houston overcome the addiction epidemic through a focus on family healing and long-term support that is equally accessible to all in need. Directly touching over 50,000 lives each year through prevention programs for children and youth, in-school and clinical counseling for teens, outpatient substance abuse treatment for adults, and more, The Council depends upon the ongoing success of its semiannual Luncheon to raise financial resources to serve and help save increasing numbers from the devastating impact of addiction.
For more information, visit www.councilonrecovery.org.
About The Council on Recovery: With 70 years of experience, The Council on Recovery provides the full spectrum of prevention, education, intervention and treatment services for individuals of all ages. The Council on Recovery is committed to providing the highest quality of care at affordable rates for individuals and their loved ones. A non-profit agency affiliated with the United Way of Greater Houston, The Council receives funding from private contributions and grants, special events, and program fees.