The first Inaugural Prevention and Recovery Services (PARS) benefit, “A Celebration of Working Together for Hope, Health and Recovery,” will be held Wednesday, September 25 at Topeka Civic Theatre, 3028 SW 8th Ave.
Featured Speaker for the event will be Laurie Dhue, a former award-winning national news anchor on three cable networks: CNN, MSNBC & Fox News Channel.
Dhue is now one of the leading recovery advocates in the country. She is in long-term recovery from alcohol and drug addiction and openly shares her personal struggle with substance use and her journey to wellness and recovery. Her presentations have been described as enlightening, inspirational, warm, funny and entertaining.
Max Wilson will be recognized at the program for his service in the prevention and recovery realm. Wilson is known not only in Shawnee County but throughout Kansas for his work in this area. With over 30 years in recovery, he has been the voice of recovery for countless people and is a stellar example that treatment works, and recovery is possible.
The program will last from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30 p.m.
Ticket for the event are $50.00 per person. Registrations are being taken online at www.workingtogetherevent.com. RSVPs are requested by September 18. For more information visit www.parstopeka.com; or call 785-266-8666.