Harmony Foundation Invites Public and Press to Celebrity-Hosted Scholarship Gala to Raise Funds for Addiction Treatment September 22
ESTES PARK, Colo., Sept. 19, 2018
ESTES PARK, Colo., Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Harmony Foundation, a Colorado-based addiction treatment center, is holding a Scholarship Gala to raise funds to support individuals needing access to treatment services. The special event will be featuring guest speaker Brendan McDonough and hosted by McKenzie Philips.
About Brendan McDonough
Brendan McDonough was the lone survivor of the 20 Granite Mountain Hotshots, 19 of whom died in the Yarnell Hill Fire. He was on the verge of becoming a hopeless, inveterate heroin addict when he, for the sake of his young daughter, decided to turn his life around. He enlisted in the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a team of elite firefighters based in Prescott, Arizona. Then, on June 30, 2013, while McDonough— "Donut," as he'd been dubbed by his team—served as lookout, they confronted a freak, 3,000-degree inferno in nearby Yarnell, Arizona. The relentless firestorm ultimately trapped his hotshot brothers, tragically killing all 19 of them within minutes. Nationwide, it was the greatest loss of firefighter lives since the 9/11 attacks.
About Mackenzie Phillips
When Mackenzie was a teenager, Hollywood and the world took notice of the charming, talented, precocious child actor after her star-making turn in American Graffiti. As an adult, she has paid dearly for a lifetime of excess, working tirelessly to reconcile a wonderful, terrible past in which she succumbed to the power of addiction and the pull of her magnetic father. As her astounding, outrageous, and often tender life story unfolds, the actor-musician-mother shares her lifelong battle with personal demons and near-fatal addictions. She overcomes seemingly impossible obstacles again and again, and journeys toward redemption and peace. These days, Mackenzie has traded the limelight for the therapists chair. Now the Director for Referral Relations and a Substance Use Disorder Counselor, Mack works with clients at Breathe Life Healing Center in Los Angeles, bringing with her a unique perspective, much of which has been shaped by her own battle with substance abuse, in addition to her ongoing professional training as an addiction counselor. Mack can be seen currently on the new "One Day at a Time" and a recurring role on the top show "Orange is the New Black".
Harmony Foundation Scholarship Gala
September 21, 2018
5:00 pm—9:00 pm
For tickets visit HarmonyFoundatoinIinc.com/reuniongala
Harmony Foundation Campus
1600 Fish Hatchery Road
Estes Park, CO
Event Sponsor for this year's gala include Sandstone Care, AspenRidge, Crisis Case Management, Assured Partners, Red Rock Recovery, Denver Women's Recovery, Philadelphia Insurance, Choice House, The Recovery Village, Westox Labs, Valiant Living, Bank of Colorado, Community Banks of Colorado, The Redpoint Center, Centennial Peaks Hospital, Highlands Behavioral Health, Denver Springs, Boulder Integrated Health, McKesson, Alkermes, MedPool Pros, Cougar Mountain Software
About Harmony Foundation
Harmony Foundation is a nonprofit alcohol and drug addiction recovery program that serves in a collaborative and respectful treatment environment. Harmony promotes physical, emotional and spiritual healing, empowering our clients to embark upon the lifelong journey of recovery. Visit HarmonyFoundationInc.com to learn more.
SOURCE Harmony Foundation