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Jan Wahl Presents “What Happened to Hollywood?” Drugs and Alcohol in the Movies
Date Saturday October 25
Time 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club
2900 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park CA 94025
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorLinda Carlson
Emailwra [at] womensrecovery.org
Phone650.348.6603
Address1450 Chapin Ave, Burlingame CA 94010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan Wahl Presents “What Happened to Hollywood?”
Drugs and Alcohol in the Movies!

Women’s Recovery Association to Host Event

BURLINGAME, Calif. (August 15, 2008) — Women’s Recovery Association (WRA) will feature Emmy award-winning producer, entertainment reporter, and film critic Jan Wahl at a fund-raiser Saturday, October 25, 2008. The sharp-witted Wahl will present her unique perspective on the entertainment industry’s alcohol and drug history in “From Gone with the Wind to Gone with the Weird ...What Happened to Hollywood?”

The event will be held at the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. A private reception with Wahl will be available for Premier ticket holders at 1:00 p.m.

Wahl’s Hollywood introspective will feature movie clips that illustrate the increasing proliferation of drugs and alcohol in the entertainment industry. It will also reveal Wahl’s personal, behind-the-scenes insights on famous leading Hollywood actors who have been adversely affected by substance abuse, from Judy Garland to Heath Ledger.

Tickets for the event are $50 and tax-deductible. Premier tickets, which include a private reception with Wahl before the event, are $75 and tax-deductible. Tickets are available through the WRA website at http://www.womensrecovery.org or by phone at (650)348.6603 x201. Donations are also welcome.

Women’s Recovery is a non-profit association that is dedicated to restoring women of all ages and circumstances to a life of dignity and respect, free from the effects of substance abuse. It assists women, girls, and their families in recovering from chemical dependency and its secondary effects. WRA operations/programs are funded by the County of San Mateo, foundations, corporations, clients, and individual donors.

Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club is located at 2900 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, Calif.

About Women’s Recovery Association (WRA)
WRA is a 40 year old non profit organization (501c) providing integrated, gender specific and gender responsive, recovery based, cognitive behavioral treatment using a chronic care model in a broad continuum of care. WRA offers residential and outpatient programs in six sites, opening one of the first women’s residential program in 1970 at Laurel House and today provides care to women, women and their children, and adolescent girls. WRA’s mission is to restore women of all ages and circumstances to a life of dignity and respect, free from the effects of substance abuse. WRA’s programs are licensed by the State of California and governed by a 21 member Board of Directors from San Mateo and Santa Clara County.
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