Monday, May 13, 2013

2013 Just Say YES Luncheon Delivers Inspiring Message

Over 330 guests joined Honorary Chair Kay Miller at the home of Lisa and Kenny Troutt for the Annual Just Say YES Luncheon held in their home on April 23. 
Kenny and Lisa Troutt
The luncheon was catered by Chef Richard Chamberlain. Former Armani model and Vogue and Glamour cover girl Jennifer Strickland delivered the keynote address.  Strickland told her personal story of a life that seemed glamorous and enviable, but was riddled with depression, drugs, anorexia and suicidal thoughts. The afternoon also featured several former United States Olympians highlighted by many gold medal winners including 2004 Gymnastics Gold Medalist Carly Patterson, 1996 Swimming Gold Medalist Ryan Berube, 1996 Gold Medalist in Track and Field Chryste Fields, 1984 Gymnastics Gold Medalist Mitch Gaylord, and 1960 Track and Field Gold Medalist Earl Young will all be on hand to share how they have made "more" of their lives since their Olympic glory.
Tavia and Grace Hunt, Jennifer Strickland

Jennifer Strickland and Alicia Landry
"All too often our culture guides youth on a journey that encourages them to follow the crowd, ignoring positive voices.  Just Say YES inspires, directs and leads with a message of truth by giving the tools and expertise needed to guide youth toward achieving their dreams and goals," said Founder and Executive Director, Dan Bailey.  "Since 2002, the high impact speakers and multimedia programs of Just Say YES have helped redirect the lives of youth to a future full of hope and promise by saying "YES" to their dreams and goals and "no" to destructive choices."

Mitch Gaylord, Ryan Berube, Earl Young, Sue and Jimmy Gragg, Chryste Gaines, Patrick Sapp

To contact Just Say YES call 972.437.0002 or visit the website at

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