On Sunday, March 2 beginning at 11 a.m. CARP will celebrate its 19th Annual Spring Luncheon at The Kravis Center. Along with enjoying a sumptuous luncheon and inspiring Guest Speaker, Jennifer Gimenez, guests will have the opportunity to bid on numerous live and silent auction items. As the Guest Speaker Ms. Gimenez will recount her personal experience with alcohol dependency and share her remarkable story of transformation from dependency to her discovery of a deeper love and professional success.
Jennifer Gimenez is rapidly emerging as one of Hollywood's brightest talents. She has proven her merit not only as a supermodel, but also as an actress, reality star and expert panelist on addiction, health, fitness and fashion.
Ms. Gimenez achieved supermodel status through the nearly 100 magazine covers she has graced and she was the youngest model ever to appear on the cover of American Elle. Among her other covers are international editions of Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire. She has appeared in runway shows around the world and walked the runway of every major designer to include Alaia, Armani, Calvin Klein, Chanel and Prada. Gimenez's sex appeal led her to being named one of Maxim's "Hot 100" and Esquire's "Women We Love."
Ms. Gimenez went on to appear in music videos for such renowned recording artists as Mick Jagger, Prince, 2Pac Shakur and Babyface. Following television roles on The Young and The Restless and The Bold and The Beautiful, Jennifer landed her first major film role in Ted Demme's Blow, starring alongside Johnny Depp.
As Ms. Gimenez's career grew and stardom took hold, she found herself victim to drug addiction and alcohol abuse. But after nearly 7 years of sobriety, Ms.Gimenez has used her courageous recovery to help others. She appeared as the house manager of VH1's hit television show, Sober House Seasons 1 and 2 and drug counselor on VH1's Celebrity Rehab Season 5, and 2012's Rehab with Dr. Drew.
She has also appeared on The O'Neal's on OWN, as a judge on Model Latina for SiTV, and season 2, 3 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Jennifer is currently on season 4 of Housewives of Beverly Hills on Bravo.
Also, in 2013 Jennifer embarked on a new journey launching SoberBook.com monthly magazine and website. It was created for people to share their story and journey of overcoming obstacles, adversity and issues.
Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs, Inc. (CARP) is a full service substance abuse treatment facility in Palm Beach County offering 24/7 medical detoxification services along with residential and outpatient treatment programs for adults and adolescents. Annually, more than 4000 individuals access substance abuse treatment through CARP, Inc.’s comprehensive Continuum of Care.
CARP, Inc. is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families for the delivery of alcohol and drug treatment services in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. CARP, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization certified by Nonprofits First with funding received from individuals, private foundations, the Florida Department of Children and Families, the Florida Department of Corrections, Palm Beach County, Town of Palm Beach – United Way, and U.S. Department of Justice.