Rosecrance recently celebrated recovery with music and stories of hope and healing, at the 2019 Rosecrance Foundation Benefit.
Classic-rock band Three Dog Night performed for a crowd of nearly 800 guests at the event, held Monday, April 30, at Giovanni’s Restaurant & Convention Center. Three Dog Night performed hits like “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”, “Joy to the World” and “Celebrate.”
Prior to the event, the band also met with adolescents and adults in recovery. The musicians connected with clients through personal stories of recovery: “When you are in addiction you can’t imagine not being in it … But recovery, it’s worth it,” explained vocalist, David Morgan.
Morgan opened up to clients about his experiences with addiction through the decades and added some advice about their treatment at Rosecrance, “If you want to have a life worth living you need to listen to what these people tell you. Make the most of this experience. This is a big chance and if I were you, I would take it.”
Along with the band’s performance, the evening also included remarks from Rosecrance leaders, a premiere of the Rosecrance public television documentary which will air on Success Files with Rob Lowe in coming months, a powerful story of recovery from a former Rosecrance client, and presentation of The Castle Award, Rosecrance’s pinnacle honor for service and leadership, to Lisa Lindman, longtime board member and friend of Rosecrance.
“Our community – like so many others – has a great need for treatment services, and I am proud to be part of this organization that is a national leader in behavioral health,” said Paula Carynski, Chair of Rosecrance Health Network Board of Directors, during her remarks. “Providing clients with a roadmap for lasting recovery not only improves individual lives, it restores families and makes communities healthier.”
The annual benefit has been a tradition for 65 years and is a key fundraiser for Rosecrance in support of The Rosecrance Kinley Fund, which provides funds for Rosecrance programs and charity care to reduce financial barriers to treatment of substance use and mental health disorders. The Kinley Fund has provided nearly $11 million in direct charity care to help families since the fund was established.