Actor, president’s son Steve Ford to speak at HGTC series

vgrooms@thesunnews.comFebruary 18, 2014 

Actor Steve Ford, son of former President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday during the annual Addiction and Recovery Lecture Series at Horry-Georgetown Technical College. The public is invited to dinner in Cafe 1100 at 6 p.m. on the HGTC Conway campus before Ford’s presentation in the Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium.

All HGTC Addiction and Recovery events are free.

Ford has appeared in more than 30 movies, including “When Harry Met Sally” and “Black Hawk Down,” and will talk about his life at the White House and in Hollywood.

The second event in the series will feature Candy Finnigan, a nationally recognized addiction specialist and author, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium. Some of Finnigan’s affiliations as interventionist include the Betty Ford Center, The Meadows and The Ranch Recovery in Desert Hot Springs, Calif.

The series’ final event will include a panel of students, faculty and staff who are in recovery from various addictions. Participants will speak March 6 on their experiences and what they do daily to maintain recovery.

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