On April 30th, football hero Terry Bradshaw helped raise over $125,000 for Butler Hospital. Terry enthralled an audience of over 500 people at the second Real Stories, Real Recoveries event. In addition to raising money for Butler Hospital, the event also serves to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental illness.
The day began with a private reception where top sponsors were able to meet, chat, and take pictures with Terry. Richard Brown, PhD, Director of Addictions Research, delivered a short presentation based on his study of how exercise benefits people fighting substance abuse problems. Afterwards, Terry sat down with Patrick Little of WPRI 12 for an interview before being whisked off to the press conference.
At the luncheon, Terry was honest. He was funny. He shocked the audience when he told them of how relieved he was when he was diagnosed with clinical depression. He was relieved because he now knows what was wrong. Since he was diagnosed, he could get treatment. Terry’s speech brought the crowd to their feet. He truly conveyed the message that treatment can work.
Butler Hospital would like to thank Mr. John J. Palumbo, Event Chairman, and Mrs. Betty Capozzi and Mrs. Melinda Knight, Honorary Co-Chairs for their efforts in making Real Stories, Real Recoveries – A Luncheon Event featuring Terry Bradshaw a truly successful event.
To view pictures from the event, please visit Butler's photo page or Seth Jacobson Photography at http://www.sjacobsonphotography.com and select Your Photos on the lower left hand panel.
Bank of America
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI
Edmund & Elizabeth Capozzi
Hall Capital Management Company, Inc.
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
George & Melinda Knight
Rhode Island Convention Center Authority
St. Peter & Kasle, Inc.
Washington Trust Wealth Management
The John and Happy White Foundation
WPRO 630 AM
Seth Jacobson from Seth Jacobson Photography
James Hallan, Jr
Volunteers - Johnson and Wales Students
Post Event Analysis - Rhode Island College Market Research Class