Life of Purpose Treatment Presents An Evening for Collegiate Recovery

Filed under Athletic & Health, Events on May 1, 2017.

Life of Purpose Treatment is proud to present “An Evening for Collegiate Recovery “ at the University of Florida. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on May 10 at the University Auditorium.

This benefit concert, featuring Dr. Cheryl Karcher and Ken Block and Drew Copeland of Sister Hazel, will support the UF Collegiate Recovery Community (UFCRC). The concert will kick off the 5th Annual Southeastern CRC Summit hosted by the UF Counseling and Wellness Center.

The Southeastern Collegiate Recovery Community Summit is a yearly event focused on collaboration between colleges and universities in the Southeast to best support students in recovery and to celebrate recovery successes. Students and staff have opportunities to network and share their experiences.

Ken Block and Drew Copeland, best known as two of the five members of the platinum-selling southern rock band Sister Hazel, will bring their wildly successful tunes to an intimate acoustic show, reminiscent of their earlier performance days when they canvassed the club and coffee shop circuit as a duo from Gainesville, Florida. Block has been prolific in the studio and at live shows. He often remarks how his recovery is instrumental to his success.

Keynote speaker Dr. Cheryl Karcher, is a UF Tri-Delt who graduated in 1984 and went on to be a prominent dermatologist in NYC. Her journey to recovery was recently featured in the New York Times will also be taking the stage on May 10.

Dr. Karcher has been a frequent dermatology expert on the Rachel Ray show, The View, The Doctors, CNN, CBS news and the Dr. Oz Show. On July 9, 2014, Dr. Karcher was very publically arrested in front of her Park Avenue office in New York City. On July 23, 2017, the New York Times showcased the story of her comeback in the Sunday Styles section. Her story is compelling and inspiring.

The University of Florida was the first in the state to develop an academic progression program that aims to provide a safe, healthy, welcoming environment for students to cultivate life skills and celebrate recovery successes.

This event is open to the public, but space is limited. Tickers are $25 for general admission and $15 for students. To learn more about An Evening for Collegiate Recovery, please visit: http://performingarts.ufl.edu/events/life-of-purpose-treatment-presents-an-evening-for-collegiate-recovery/