Rockers in Recovery Ft. Lauderdale

Recovery can be fun! That’s what I was feeling after the awesome live concert last week in Fort Lauderdale featuring celebrity musicians from Aerosmith, Vanilla Fudge, Southside Johnny, the Billy Joel Band, and even the SNL Band. This show was a non-alcohol event at Revolution Live at which those in recovery could have a safe, great time. What a great venue – Revolution Live  was voted “Readers Choice” and “Best Rock Club”by The New Times recently, and for good reason.

The Rockers in Recovery blockbuster fundraiser was held by Susan Israel (wife of the new Broward County Sheriff Scott J. Israel) and Rockers In Recovery for The Special Olympics and The Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County on March 22, 2013.

From left: Jessica Kyle and Lynda Michaletti with me (Ira Levy) and Stephanie Palyvos. Jessica and Stephanie are nurses at Sunrise Detox in Ft. Lauderdale. Lynda is Lead Counselor.

It was awesome to see some old name favorites raising money for causes like these. The children had a great time. It was cool to see them smile. Performers included Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts), Liberty Devitto (Billy Joel Band), Christine Ohlman “The Beehive Queen” (SNL Band), Muddy Shews (Southside Johnny), Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) and Richie Supa (Aerosmith).

I’m not the only one who loved this show, my friends and colleagues did, too. Attendees included Jessica Kyle, RN, Sunrise Detox Ft. Lauderdale, Ira Levy, National Marketing Director, Sunrise Detox, Lynda Michaletti, Lead Counselor, Sunrise Detox Ft. Lauderdale, Stephanie Palyvos, RN, Sunrise Detox Ft. Lauderdale and George St. Louis, Director of Admissions Holistic Drug Rehab Center in Miami.]

I am hoping to get Richie (from Aerosmith) or Ricky (from Joan Jett and The Blackhearts) to come to Sunrise Detox to play a set of acoustics for patients showing how you can have fun in recovery. I really look forward to being more involved with Rockers in Recovery next year.

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