The 2011 Fairbanks Circle of Hope Dinner will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. The reception will begin at 6pm, with dinner at 7pm. This year's speaker is actress/author, Meredith Baxter.
Over the last 40 years, Meredith Baxter’s humor and warmth have made her one of the most popular women on television. Baxter achieved early success in the comedy Bridget Loves Bernie; the acclaimed ABC drama Family and the popular NBC sitcom Family Ties. While she starred in over 50 movies and received Emmy nominations, Baxter was hiding a tumultuous personal story and private life. While juggling young motherhood and a successful
acting career, she thought she had her drinking under control; she soon was confronted with losing her livelihood. Now after nineteen years of sobriety, she shares her inspiring success story of overcoming her fears and regaining control of her life.
For six years, Baxter has served on the board of the CLARE Foundation; CLARE is a non-profit organization that provides alcohol and drug addiction recovery services for homeless and indigent men, women and children in the Los Angeles area.
Following her presentation, a book signing will be held for her newly released book, Untied, A Memoir of Family, Fame and Floundering.
The annual Fairbanks Circle of Hope Dinner raises awareness in the community about alcohol and drug addiction while honoring individuals and organizations for outstanding contributions related to research, education or treatment of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction.
To purchase your tickets or sponsor the event, please visit our Fairbanks Circle of Hope page.