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Rush and Angie Waghorne, Chairs, Disco and Dessert

Nexus Recovery Center Celebrates 50 Years With Inaugural Event

The First-Ever Disco & Dessert Celebrates Impact Nexus Has Made over Half a Century

 Nexus Recovery Center, a Dallas-based nonprofit agency specializing in substance use disorder treatments for adult women (including mothers and women with children) hosts an inaugural event, Disco & Dessert, inspired by the decade in which it was founded (1971).    
Slated for Friday, November 12, 2021 at The Joule, the evening begins with an invitation only Honorary Reception celebrating the 50th Anniversary 50 For 50 donors and sponsors in a private gathering chaired by Jan Madigan and Carolyn Waghorne at 7:00 p.m. Then at 8:00 p.m., the fabulous and fun Disco & Dessert begins, chaired by longtime supporters Angie and Rush Waghorne, raising funds and awareness while celebrating the milestone. Guests can expect surprises and delights throughout the entire evening, including dancing, delectable desserts, as well as cocktail and mocktail libations. Boogie attire is encouraged for an evening full of funky town tunes and disco fever. 
“We are excited to safely host an event at such an iconic Dallas spot and celebrate the impact we’ve made this year, as well as the past 50 years,” said Cameron Hernholm, Nexus Recovery Center Chief Philanthropy Officer. “We’ve never hosted an event like this, so I’m excited to see how our supporters enjoy something light-hearted and fun, while raising funds for our very critical mission.” 
The renowned Emerald City Band will keep the energy up the entire night with live music and the electric energy always associated with its performances.      
 “We are thrilled to be chairing this exciting new event,” Angie said. “We’ve supported Nexus Recovery Center for years. The mission is important to us, and we want to spread the word in any capacity we can.  All of the staff and volunteers embody the mission in every aspect, and we’re delighted to help in every way possible.”
Nexus is committed to hosting a safe, in-person event and following all CDC guidelines. All guests will be required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccine status, and temperature checks are required before entering the venue.
Sponsorships for Disco & Dessert begin at $1,000 up to $25,000. Individual tickets are $100 each. For more information about Nexus Recovery Center and the Disco & Desert event, or to sponsor the event and purchase tickets, please visit    

About Nexus Recovery Center

Founded in 1971 and based in Dallas, Texas, Nexus Recovery Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that treats the whole woman by offering an array of comprehensive services, including specialized substance use disorder treatment services, as well as therapeutic treatment and care for their accompanying children in order to restore health and encourage resilience - regardless of a woman’s ability to pay. 

Accredited by the Joint Commission since 2006, it is the only treatment center in North Texas that accepts women in the late stages of pregnancy and also allows children to accompany their mothers into treatment. Serving solely women on their journey to recovery, Nexus’ mission is to create a safe space for its clients and serve as a link to sobriety, independence, and dignity for women and their families. Nexus inspires hope, offers respect, and honors the unique differences of women through the help of a dedicated board, volunteers, staff, partners and donors. Together, Nexus Recovery Center changes families’ lives, whatever their income, gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity. For more information, visit

* Photo by Dana Driensky



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