This very special event includes a celebratory luncheon commemorating Pine Grove’s 35 years of providing hope and healing to children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with behavioral health care and addiction issues. The keynote address is being provided by Elizabeth Smart, one of America’s most well-known child abduction survivors and a highly respected advocate for national child safety legislation.
Proceeds from this event will benefit Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services’ Spiritual Grounds project. The Spiritual Grounds project consists of several therapeutic elements including a meditative labyrinth, fire circle and the Paul McMullan Circle of Healing Plaza. With your support, Pine Grove plans to further develop their Spiritual Grounds with the addition of a chapel.
About Elizabeth Smart
The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Elizabeth was abducted on June 5, 2002, and her captors controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape. Fortunately, the police safely returned Elizabeth back to her family on March 12, 2003, after being held a prisoner for 9 grueling months. Through this traumatic experience, Elizabeth has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs and National legislation. The Founder of the “Elizabeth Smart Foundation,” Elizabeth has also helped promote The National AMBER Alert, The Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act and other safety legislation to help prevent abductions.