Thursday, September 21, 2023
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg University

Wrap up Recovery Month with a morning of reflection, gratitude and networking at Minnesota Recovery Connection’s annual Gratitude Breakfast, presented in collaboration with Augsburg University’s StepUP Program

We are pleased to announce that musician, vocalist and songwriter Brian Leighton will be the 2023 Gratitude Breakfast Keynote Speaker!

Keynote Speaker Brian Leighton

Brian Leighton picked up a guitar and started writing songs when he was fourteen. Almost four decades and fourteen albums later he is a Minnesota music icon, performing over 200 shows a year with his band, GB Leighton. A rock ‘n’ roll artist influenced by Bruce Springsteen, Leighton made his national debut with the country album “Get Up” and was recognized by as a Top 10 Country Artist to watch in 2014.

Recovery from Substance Use disorder is a lifelong process, one that Leighton can speak to from personal experience. Through stories and song, he will share what recovery has meant to him as an artist and as a self-described “working-class kid from a Twin Cities suburb who loves to put on a good show and hopefully write some good songs in between.”

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Breakfast menu includes fluffy scrambled eggs, bacon, assortment of house-made breakfast breads, fresh fruit platter, yogurt, granola, coffee (decaf and regular), hot tea, and orange juice. 

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If purchasing more than one ticket, your group will be seated at the same table. There is a maximum of 8 people per table. Tickets may be picked up under the name of the purchaser.
Price: $25.00
Please be prepared to show current student ID when checking in at the event.
Price: $12.50
Support Minnesota Recovery Connection's mission to strengthen the recovery community and sponsor a table! Includes 8 tickets and sponsor recognition at table.
Price: $300.00
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Check out photos from last year’s Gratitude breakfast below, or visit our Flickr site!