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Women Stand for Recovery

Amethyst Portraits of Recovery Luncheon Showcases stories of courage and triumph over the challenges of addiction 

[COLUMBUS-OH] One by one they stand united, determined to defeat the temptation of addiction. The women of Amethyst, Inc. are sharing their stories of redemption, perseverance and hope. 

America’s Opportunity City is battling the nationwide epidemic of opiate addiction, and on Friday, May 13, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 North High Street, at 11:30am, the Amethyst’s annual Portraits of Recovery event will honor the women who had the courage to seek help. 

Columbus City Council President Pro Tem Priscilla Tyson will serve as master of ceremony. 

“I stand with these women in triumph,” said Tyson. “This is a journey that we take as a community, uplifting one another. It takes a village to support these women, and I’m proud to be a part of that village."

The luncheon will feature inspiring stories of recovery shared by women and their daughters. 

Amethyst’s annual Portraits of Recovery Luncheon is an opportunity to honor women who had the courage to march towardrecovery. Many of them believed no one cared about them. They suffered from the shame and stigma of addiction. 

“Amethyst has been changing lives, saving lives and reuniting family since 1984 with the help and support of the community and many generous friends,” said Virginia O’Keeffe, Amethyst interim CEO. “We need to talk about recovery. It’s the only way we can eliminate the stigma and end the cycle of addiction. Treatment works and people do recover,” she continued.

Among the event sponsors are L Brands Foundation (Presenting); AEP and DSW Shoe Lovers (Empowerment); Nationwide (Enrichment); OhioHealth, Huntington Bank, F&W Properties, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing and Columbia Gas of Ohio (Opportunity); and Donatos and Grange Insurance (Dignity).


For more information contact Mary Kay Snyder at 614-221-7293 or email at [email protected].