Recovery isn’t always about glitz and glam, but those two qualities were on display last weekend as Hollywood stars and addiction experts gathered for the Ninth Brent Shapiro Foundation Summer Spectacular.
The event was expected to raise more than half a million dollars for the foundation, which aims to reduce stigma surrounding addiction and increase education the disease.
Actress Sharon Stone hosted an auction, while Jack Osborne accepted the foundation’s “Spirit of Recovery” award for his service to the recovery community.
Stone shared her own experience with tragedy stemming from alcohol. Her boyfriend was killed by a drunk driver weeks after their high school prom.
“I know what it feels like to put a teenager in a casket, with my photo in his pocket,” she said. “I know what it’s like to sit at a funeral in a church full of teenagers. I hope none of you ever have to go through that experience.”
For a full story on the spectacular, see the upcoming issue of Renew Magazine. In the meantime, visit Renew on Facebook to view more photos from this star-studded event.