A Chance to Change Celebrates 40 Years

PRESS RELEASE
DATE: 05/01/19

A Chance to Change Celebrates 40 Years of Providing Vital Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

Oklahoma City, OK-A Chance to Change celebrated four decades of providing hope and healing for people affected by addiction and mental health disorders at the 10th Annual Celebration of Recovery on March 27th, honoring Tony Say with the Jim McGuinness Award and Sen. George Young, Jr. with the First Annual Community Impact Award.     

The event held at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum hosted approximately 650 guests and raised over $450,000, which exceeded the agency’s 2019 event fundraising goal by $50,000. Past honorees of this award include Chief Bill Citty, Ken Davidson, Marsh Pitman, Dr. Hal Vorse, Dan Batchelor, Kelly Dyer Fry, Jim Riley, Marty Kavanaugh-Williams and Zane Fleming.

 The Jim McGuinness Award was named in memory of a past Board Chairman at A Chance to Change. Jim’s impact on A Chance to Change was transforming. His intelligence and passion fused with his own personal experience with addiction and recovery challenged the organization to grow and offer recovery and hope to more and more people.  

Although Jim many accomplishments, his impact on the addiction community will be remembered most of all. For these and many other reasons, A Chance to Change chose to name the annual award in his honor. Through the Jim McGuinness Award, Jim’s legacy stays alive year after year, and others following in his footsteps are recognized and honored for their work.

A Chance to Change provides comprehensive treatment and support to individuals and families suffering from addiction and mental health disorders, including trauma, anxiety, depression and more through education classes, school based programs, and outpatient counseling.  For more information on this event, please contact Candice Hillenbrand at 405-840-9000 or email chillenbrand@achancetochange.org.

See More on this and past events at https://achancetochange.org/celebration-of-recovery