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Join us for WellStone’s Beacon of Hope event and help us celebrate advancements in mental healthcare and substance abuse treatment for our community. Hear from WellStone CEO Jeremy Blair; individuals who have faced—and overcome—significant mental health challenges; and keynote speaker Lauren Sisler. The annual Beacon of Hope is an extraordinary opportunity to build bridges, increase mental health awareness, and eliminate stigma in our community. Proceeds support WellStone’s “Be the Rock” capital campaign, which will help build Madison County’s first inpatient crisis care center for pediatrics.

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Lauren Sisler

ESPN/SEC Sideline Reporter

Lauren Sisler is an Emmy award-winning sports broadcaster who joined ESPN and SEC Network in 2016 as a sideline reporter for both college football and gymnastics.

As a freshman at Rutgers University, she unexpectedly lost both of her parents within hours of each other to their concealed battles with addiction. 

Lauren is an avid addiction prevention advocate, dedicated to breaking stigmas associated with substance abuse and mental health disorders. Come behind the scenes of her extraordinary journey. Learn how tragedy ignited purpose and gratitude in her life.

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When you attend the #BeaconofHope Celebration, you promote the continued expansion of mental healthcare and substance use treatment services to our community. Access to care is increasing across our state, and it's about time. Join WellStone, your North Alabama mental health leader, to provide access to quality and compassionate care to anyone who needs it. Anytime. Anywhere. Let's all be individual Beacons of Hope for our #community, together. Attend this year's celebration, and help us raise #mentalhealth awareness. There is help, so there is #hope.

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