Former First Lady Laura Bush and Preston Hollow neighbor will give the keynote address at a fall fundraiser for an East Dallas nonprofit that provides alcohol recovery programs for women.

Bush will speak Oct. 3 at The Magdalen House’s Leave a Legacy Dinner at The Hall on Dragonin the Dallas Design District.

Organizers chose Bush as the keynote speaker because of her advocacy for women’s rights across the globe. She serves on the Bush Institute’s Women’s Initiative, the Southern Methodist University Board of Trustees and the National Advisory Board for the Salvation Army.

“Her transparency and willingness to be open and vulnerable, sharing her struggles, aligns exactly with our mission for the women who seek our help,” Magdalen House director Lisa Kroencke said in a statement.

Proceeds from the event allow The Magdalen House to provide a free two-week, in-house social detox program to the estimated 251,364 alcohol-dependent womenin the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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