Kristen Johnston is a badass.
Not only is she a person in recovery and the author of a brutally honest and funny memoir--Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster--she's also co-founder of SLAM NYC, an organization committed to starting the first sober high school in New York City.
And oh, yeah. She's an Emmy Award-winning actress, too.
Last month, Kristen's sober high school dream began to come true. The John W. Lavelle Preparatory Charter School on Staten Island became the first school in New York City to begin active development of a dedicated program for students in recovery. SLAM (Sobriety Learning and Motivation) has created an alliance with Lavelle Prep to get students supported as soon as possible with SLAM’s vision.
To celebrate this monumental event, Kristen and SLAM are hosting a free event on Thursday, November 12, at the St. George Theatre on Staten Island. In addition to a screening of the powerful documentary The Anonymous People, there will also be a Q & A session with recovery experts, celebrities, and Borough President James Oddo.
Sounds like a great time, doesn't it? Well, maybe you can go!
Because so many people have expressed an interest in attending this SLAM celebration, Kristen has decided to donate two round-trip plane tickets to NYC, as well as a two-night stay at the Wythe Hotel, a stunning new hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. To top it all off, the lucky winner and their guest will be Kristen's dates for the evening.
So, how do you enter to win this fabulous prize?
To enter "The Lottery," all you have to do is go to SLAM NYC website and donate $25.00.
After making your donation, either tweet Kristen (@kjothesmartass) or direct message her (if you follow each other on Twitter). Include one word--"Lottery"--and your first name and last initial only (or your Twitter handle). If you've already donated to SLAM and want to enter the contest, you can. Note that all entries have to be submitted by noon EDT on October 12th, and the contest is only open to folks in the continental United States. The winner will be chosen on the afternoon of the 12th. (For more details about the contest, please visit Kristen's blog.)
After almost a decade of relentless determination and hard work, Kristen Johnston and SLAM have achieved an amazing goal that will help countless young people live better lives. I can't even begin to tell you how important this is. By donating $25.00 and entering K-Jo's cool contest, you can help SLAM continue their incredible work--and maybe win a fun trip to the Big Apple in the process.
So, what are you waiting for?
"There’s nothing as unstoppable as a freight train full of fuck-yeah." --Jen Sincero