Shatterproof

In a plunging act of inspiration and the dare to make a change, two White Lodging associates set out to rappel down 26 stories off of the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live in January.

In a plunging act of inspiration and the dare to make a change, two White Lodging associates set out to rappel down 26 stories off of the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live in January.

Why exactly? To end the stigma of addiction with national nonprofit, Shatterproof, in the organization’s “Shatterproof Challenge Rappel.”

Kris Carlson, the general manager of The Westin Austin Downtown and Brian Burton, VP of Revenue Optimization Full Service, joined a group of over 120 executives to fundraise and raise awareness for the campaign that strives to prevent and treat addition.

“My parents taught me and my siblings that we would not be measured by what we amassed during life, but what we gave to those we encountered. We all have someone in our circle who has been damaged by addiction. I hope participating in an event like this, and the funds raised along with it, helps to bring more awareness to the issue,” – Brian

In their extraordinary feat of solidarity, Kris and Brian helped to raise $23,000!

Money raised by the organization and volunteers such as Kris and Brian helps to provide prevention, treatment, rescue and recovery for those suffering from addition.

The disease has an effect on us all, it doesn’t just impact the person with the addition, but can shatter the lives of everyone around them. For that reason, only together can we change the secrecy and shame associated with it.

#WeAreShatterProof.

Want to Learn more about how you can get involved? Go to www.shatterproof.org.

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White Lodging, established in 1985, is one of the leading ownership, development, and management companies in America. An innovative trendsetter, the organization’s portfolio includes convention, urban lifestyle, and suburban select hotels with more than $1 billion in managed revenue. White Lodging operates more than 90-premium hotels, 30 restaurants and 30 brands in 20 states. Success knows no boundaries at White Lodging, where associates and leadership have consistently earned superior guest satisfaction scores, top market share and industry-leading profit margins while recruiting the best, brightest, and most passionate professionals in every discipline for three decades. White Lodging is a proud winner of the 2018 & 2019 Gallup Great Workplace Award.