2018 Fall Luncheon with Alice Cooper

Tables for this event on sale now!

Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter and actor whose career spans over fifty years, and is widely considered the “Godfather of Shock Rock.” Cooper came to fame in the 1970’s with record-breaking albums such as Billion Dollar Babies and Welcome to My Nightmare and hit songs such as I’m Eighteen, School’s Out, and No More Mr. Nice Guy. Born as Vincent Damon Furnier, he eventually adopted the stage persona of Alice Cooper as part of his sensational performance style. Cooper is credited with helping to transform the sound and look of heavy metal, and in 2011, the original Alice Cooper band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Apart from his music, Cooper is an actor, golfing enthusiast, restaurateur, and host of a popular classic rock radio show, Nights with Alice Cooper. Cooper has been open about his struggles with alcohol and other drugs, sharing that he received his wake up call when a doctor told him that if he didn’t stop drinking, “in two weeks I’d be playing with my friends Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix up in heaven.” (Read Full Article) Now sober for more than 35 years, Cooper is well-known for helping to support other musicians who struggle with addiction, and has even opened a nonprofit program, Solid Rock, dedicated to helping vulnerable teenagers make healthy choices.

 

Video Links:

For more information on how you can support our Luncheons, please contact specialevents@councilonrecovery.org or call 281.200.9336.

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.