Actress/Author Meredith Baxter to speak at the tenth annual Fairbanks Circle of Hope Dinner

Actress and author Meredith Baxter will be the keynote speaker at the tenth annual Fairbanks Circle of Hope Dinner on Wednesday, May 4 at the new JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.

The 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. This year’s recipient will be announced at the event.

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 21 years of sobriety, she shares her inspiring success story of overcoming her fears and regaining control of her life.

The evening will begin at 6pm with a reception and dinner at 7pm. Following Baxter’s presentation, a book signing will be held for her newly released book, Untied, A Memoir of Family, Fame and Floundering. For information about tickets and the event visit