35th Annual Spring Luncheon with Kristen Johnston

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Kristen Johnston is known for her many roles on television, film and the stage. She won two Emmy Awards for her starring role on the hit NBC series 3rd Rock From the Sun, and also starred on the popular TV Land sitcom The Exes. Her numerous film credits include Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged MeMusic and LyricsBride Wars, and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas. A longtime member of The Atlantic Theater Company, her esteemed theater career includes performances in almost 50 plays in New York City, London, Los Angeles, and Williamstown. For 12 years, Kristen taught acting at NYU’s Atlantic Acting School. A passionate and respected addiction and recovery advocate, Kristen’s New York Times Bestselling memoir, Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster, was released in 2013 to great critical acclaim.

Check out the videos below and get to know Kristen better!

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Interviews About Addiction, Recovery, and 'Guts':

The Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series

The Waggoners 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. Since 1999, this charity event has gained national recognition and the Spring Luncheon is one of the largest philanthropic gatherings in Houston. Since its inception, the Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series has been promoting a healthy, addiction-free lifestyle and the benefits it brings to the entire community.
The Spring and Fall Luncheons each attract more than 1,000 attendees and raise a combined total of close to $1,000,000 each year to directly fund The Council’s many programs that help individuals and families affected by alcoholism, drug abuse, other addictions, and co-occurring mental health disorders. As these rising problems continue to affect our community, governmental funding of prevention and treatment programs is steadily declining. The Council's efforts to fill this critical service gap have made our fundraising needs more important than ever, especially since we turn no one away.
For more information on how you can support our Luncheons, please contact specialevents@councilonrecovery.org or call 281.200.9336.