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October 26, 2019 - The Council on Recovery 2019 Fall Luncheon with Doria and Craig T. Nelson

When: October 26, 2019

Beneficiary: The Council on Recovery

Co-Chair(s): Jay Sitta and Joanie McLeod

Introductions: Dean Quinn and

Invocation: Reverend Stuart Bates

Welcome: Mel Taylor

Speaker: Doria and Craig T. Nelson

Blacktie Photos by: MoonBridge Media - Derek and Lauren Salyer

 Luncheon Co-Chairs Jay Sitta and Joanie McLeod
Luncheon Co-Chairs Jay Sitta and Joanie McLeod

The Council on Recovery prides themselves on providing straightforward solutions to individuals and their families that are being affected by alcoholism, drug addiction, and the mental health disorders that coincide with those afflictions. Since 1946, The Council on Recovery has been providing support to the Greater Houston community through a range of outpatient recovery services to both individuals and families, and are proud to say they turn no one away, no matter what their financial situation is. This is why the Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series is so critical to the continuation of this outstanding public resource.

On Friday, October 26, 2019, The Wayne Duddlesten Foundation presented the Annual Fall Luncheon with celebrity guest speaker, acclaimed actor/director/former coach and voice of Mr Incredible, Craig T. Nelson and his wife Doria Nelson. 

Doria and Craig T. Nelson sat down with the attendees of the 2019 Council on Recovery's Fall Luncheon to discuss their journey through addiction, and how they made it through together. The dynamic between these two can only be described as a shining example of how true love can conquer all things, including addiction. 

For 35 years, the Spring Luncheon has been a beacon of hope in the Houston recovery community. It allows for all of those that have been affected by addiction in so many ways, to be able to give back to those who need help to start, or maintain their recovery. The Spring and Fall Luncheons consistently attract more than 1,000 attendees and help to raise a combined total of close to one million dollars each year to directly fund many of The Council's programs that help so many Houston individuals and families struggling with the effects of addictions. 

As The Council says, You know someone who needs us, and the truth of that statement is what makes the efforts of these luncheons so much more important to make sure they never have to turn anyone away. 


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