Thursday, April 16, 2009

McShin Foundation Fund raiser

We had a fantastic time the other night enjoying a comedian named Mark Lundholm. He was the headliner for a fund raiser event organized by the McShin foundation. Mark is a nationally known comedian who has appeared on HBO and other top ranked shows. He was hilarious and had us cracking up for over an hour and a half.

Mark is happy to share his own recovery. He has been clean and sober for over 20 years. A lot of his comedy was laughing at some of the crazy things people with addiction do and some of the crazy ways we look at the world. What was especially great for me was that he was able to laugh at this shared pain, but also acknowledge the pain and suffering that addiction is all about.

He was there to raise funds for addicts in jail. The McShin foundation is doing a wonderful job taking the recovery message into Richmond area jails. They organize recovering volunteers to go to jails to share their experience, strength and hope with the inmates, so that when the inmates get out they will know that recovery works.

1 comment:

  1. what is not told is that McShin also works with the jails to prevent people from coming in if it will remove the potential for McShin to recruite inmates to pay them $3,500.00 to enter their recovery houses upon release. They do not allow "clients" serach for work they must sit at the office all day and to perform labor for free to board members. It is a miss use of the recovery name. There are also many claims of employees making sexual advances toward "clients"