An award-winning television sports reporter who lost her parents to drug overdoses will speak Wednesday at the second Women Honoring Women Gala sponsored by Clinton Township-based Families Against Narcotics.
Lauren Sisler, who has worked on ESPN and the SEC Network, will speak at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club at the May 4 event that celebrates women who have overcome diverse challenges, been affected by substance use disorder, or have made a difference in their community by fighting against addiction.
Sisler’s parents died of ovedoses within hours of each other.
“She now works tirelessly to raise awareness of addiction and the devastating effects it can have,” a FAN news release said.
The gala, which goes from 5-9 pm, will include dinner, raffles and vendors of women-oriented products and services. FAN’s special guest honoree will be Lisa Daniels-Goldman, co-founder and trustee of the Jamie Daniels Foundation, which grants funding to support community partners that provide programs, resources, and solutions to address the drug-addition epidemic.
The event, which is open to men and women, will benefit Families Against Narcotics by helping fund their ongoing efforts to help individuals and families combat drug abuse, officials said. FAN programs include Hope Not Handcuffs, community naloxone training, the Stronger Together family and friends support group, the COMEBACK Quick Response Team, peer and family recovery coaching and sober-living scholarships.
The Yacht Club is located at 788 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores. To purchase tickets or sponsorships go to familiesagainstnarcotics.org/gala.