Thursday, March 17, 2011

Inspirations for Youth and Families Sponsors Writers in Treatment Fundraising Event

Inspirations for Youth & Families ( and the owners Karen Walsh and Chris Walsh was one of the sponsors of this year’s Writers in Treatment Festival of Laughs in Los Angeles, California.

Writers in Treatment (W.I.T.), a non-profit organization founded by Leonard Lee Buschel, Robert Downey Sr., Vernon Scott IV and Heidi Lloyd is an organization that helps writers addicted to alcohol and/or drugs to get effective treatment for their disease.

W.I.T. along with Inspirations for Youth and Families presented its 2nd annual Festival of Laughs on March 8th at 7:30 PM at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.

At the Festival of Laughs, Writers in Treatment honored Lou Gossett Jr., actor and the author of “An Actor and a Gentleman”, with the “Experience, Strength and Hope Award” for his artistic accomplishments, creative endeavors and carrying the message of recovery to a society struggling with addiction.

The award was presented by Tony Denison, co-star of “The Closer” and star of the groundbreaking series, “Crime Story.”

Special appearance by Joanna Cassidy (Blade Runner, Six Feet Under, Boston Legal, etc.) and legendary comedian Barry Diamond with impressive credits such as “Friends,” “Seinfield,” “Politically Incorrect,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. The fun-filled evening was a fund raising event to raise funds to provide addiction treatment scholarships for individuals in need.

By partnering with top tier rehabilitation facilities like Inspirations For Youth & Families and Cove Center for Recovery, Writers in Treatment can provide the highest quality addiction treatment care available in America.

For more information on addiction treatment contact:

Adolescent Treatment Programs: 1-888-757-6237

Young Adults and Adults Treatment Programs: 1-888-387-6237

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