According to The Magdalen House Executive Director Lisa Kroencke,
“Throw on your cowboy hats and boots and get ready for a spectacular night at the second annual Leave A Legacy ‘Live Loud and Free’ concert benefiting The Magdalen House. Scheduled for Thursday, November 3, at 6 p.m., guests are invited to The Rustic to enjoy compelling stories from the community and live entertainment by Gary LeVox, former lead singer for Rascal Flatts. Guests will also enjoy dinner and incredible auction items — all while celebrating The Magdalen House’s 35th anniversary and raising awareness and much-needed funds to help D/FW women achieve sobriety and sustain long-term recovery from alcoholism.
“Leave a Legacy is our favorite event of the year! It was inspired by the very women we serve. Witnessing recovered alcoholic women come together and help others find freedom and recovery from alcoholism is remarkable. Leave a Legacy is meant to demonstrate the importance of the services The Magdalen House provides to all alcoholic women and reduce the stigma surrounding alcoholism while inspiring attendees to make a lasting impact that will help alcoholic women in our community and beyond. All proceeds from this event go to supporting the no-cost services offered to alcoholic women worldwide. We can’t wait to celebrate the freedom found in recovery again this year with our community and the extremely talented Gary LeVox, who is embarking on a solo career after more than 20 years as the front man for The Rascal Flatts.
“According to a recent study, women increased their drinking by 41% before the pandemic. Today, there are over 250,000 alcoholic women in D/FW alone. Less than 1 in 15 alcoholic women (only 6.9%) will seek formal help. Because women face more stigmatization, shame, family responsibilities, and socioeconomic barriers than men, they frequently have co-occurring disorders and are less likely to seek treatment. If you’re an alcoholic who can’t stop drinking or a concerned loved one of an alcoholic, the first step in recovery is education and access to resources. In North Texas, The Magdalen House provides residential recovery, detox, group meetings, structured programs, family support groups, and tools designed to help grow and sustain recovery. Proceeds from fundraising events like Leave a Legacy help to ensure that The Magdalen House can continue to provide no-cost services to alcoholic women.
“This year’s event is co-chaired by Alyson Griffith, Kathleen Powell and Kristy Hoglund Robinson. Sponsorships are selling fast with opportunities beginning at $1,000. Tickets are available for purchase here, https://one.bidpal.net/leavealegacy. Leave a Legacy ‘Live Loud and Free’ is a ‘boots and jeans’ event, so bring out your best western chic attire and cowboy boots and join us for an event you won’t soon forget.
“Event supporters include Align Capital Partners, Moozie Foundation, Sewell Automotive Group, Hirsch Foundation, JoAnne, Eddy, and Peggy Moore, Julie and Kregg Jodie, Lynn Hailstone of Hailstone Insurance Group, Neva Cochran, Bob Bracken, Children’s Health System of Texas, Dina Steele, Diane and John Brooks, Jenny and Brant Landry of Landry Commercial, Kallie and Craig Myers, Lydia McCutchen, Nancy and Doug McMahon, Sara Lee and Stan Gardner and Alice and Charlie Adams.”
* Graphic/photo provided by The Magdalen House