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Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Gala

George McGovern speaks out at our Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Gala Event.
 
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"Just let me say that I've had the privilege the last three years, since my daughter's death, to visit treatment and prevention programs all over this country. I've yet to meet one that impressed me as much as Therapeutic Health Services here in Seattle".

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Listen to Senator McGovern's comments:
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George McGovern was a two-term member of the House of Representatives and a U. S. Senator for 18 years. Senator McGovern was the Democratic Presidential nominee in 1972, the year T/H/S was born.
 
Dinner It seemed only fitting to invite him to keynote our 25th Anniversary gala. He serves on the board of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency and is well aware of the work of drug rehabilitation agencies such as ours.
 
From a personal point of view Senator McGovern lost one of his daughters to alcoholism in 1994. The tragedy changed his life.
 
McGovern McGovern's book, "Terry: My Daughter's Life and Death Struggle with Alcoholism" is a deeply moving chronicle of his third child's efforts to overcome her addiction. After her death, McGovern established the McGovern Family Foundation to raise funds for alcohol research. He now devotes his time to speaking about his daughter and the problem of alcoholism in America.


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