Details Released for CARE Dallas’ 34th Annual Breakfast Fundraiser

With a seemingly perfect life with a loving family, good grades, and the top spot on his high school lacrosse team, Anita Baglaneas Devlin was in denial that her son could be an addict. But when faced with losing him, she took on his battles, along with hers, with bravery and determination.

This powerful mother-son story will be featured this November at the 34th annual CARE Breakfast.

The 34th Annual CARE Breakfast to be held the morning of Monday, November 12th at the Renaissance Hotel and will feature Devlin and her son, Mike Devlin.

Anita and Mike will share about his battle with drug addiction.

The mother and son also chronicled their story in their co-authored book, S.O.B.E.R*. Mike has been in Dallas since 2011 and has been very involved as a respected lacrosse coach, and is well-known in the recovery community.

Terry Bentley Hill will serve as Honorary Chair, and the Highland Park High School True Grit and Arrows Clubs will be honored with the Margaret Sharpe Award. Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church is this year’s Community Partner Award. Bank of Texas is returning for another year as Presenting Sponsor.

CARE is an organization that provides education for families struggling with substance use disorder; provides speakers for students, parents and educators; and serves as a no-cost, confidential referral resource for anyone who needs help with alcohol or drug dependence. CARE serves more than 12,000 individuals and/or families each year through its programs and services.

Registration for the event is now open. More details are available at care-dallas.org.

Bianca R. Montes

Bianca Montes is an award-winning journalist with a background in crime and government reporting and an obsession with all things culture and arts. She serves as the Managing Editor for Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, curating content for the Living Well and Faith sections, as well as producing the Fall and Spring society sections and 20 Under 40. From luncheons to galas to exhibition openings to new Dallas restaurants, you can find her out and about on Instagram @Bianca_TBD or @peoplenewspapers. You can also reach her by email at [email protected]. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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