|Charles Haley and Highland Park High School Football Team Captains at the 31st Annual CARE Breakfast|
(Press Release) On Monday, October 5, 2015, CARE (Chemical Awareness Resources & Education) held its 31st Annual Breakfast at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Approximately 550 guests attended the breakfast featuring 2015 NFL Hall of Fame inductee and former Dallas Cowboys player, Defensive end/Linebacker Charles Haley, Honorary Co-chairs Natalie and Mike McGuire, and Master of Ceremonies Scott Murray. Together, they helped raise an impressive $238,000 for CARE and the crucial assistance they provide for individuals suffering from drug and alcohol dependencies. Prior to the Breakfast, Haley hosted “Huddle With Haley” with more than 100 local high school and college students. Teams in attendance included Hillcrest High School, Highland Park High School, Paul Quinn College, Pinkston High School, W.T. White High School and Woodrow Wilson High School. Students huddled around Haley as he shared his journey with bipolar disorder and drug abuse. He also shared a message of inspiration and dedication with the student-‐athletes, reminding them: “No matter what you’re going through, where you live, you have to dream big.”
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Scott Murray took the stage to interview Charles Haley, the only player in NFL history to have been on five Super Bowl winning teams. As a player, Haley struggled with bipolar disorder and drug abuse before finally seeking help. Today, Haley works passionately with “Tackle Tomorrow,” a fund he started to further educate children during non-‐school hours. Guests stayed well after the breakfast to say “hello” and take pictures with Haley. The money raised during the breakfast will help to fund several of CARE’s programs, such as New Directions, Red Ribbon Week and parenting programs that give parents the tools to connect and communicate with their teens. In addition, the money will allow CARE to continue to inform the community of the risks of drug and alcohol use and abuse and to provide referrals to anyone struggling with addiction. For more info, please call 214.526.8986 or visit http://www.care-dallas.org/.