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11/30/2011

Arrow Exterminators Presenting Sponsor of St. Jude's Annual Event

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Arrow Exterminator's proudly served as Presenting Sponsor for St. Jude's Recovery Center's "Voices of Recovery" annual fund-raising event held at the Atlanta History Center. St. Jude's was also celebrating their 49th anniversary. They have spent almost half a century helping to improve the quality of life for thousands throughout the metro Atlanta area affected by the disease of addiction. Over 200 were in attendance including a large contingent of Arrow employees

The "Voice of Recovery" for this year's event was Augusten Burroughs, author of the acclaimed memoir Running with Scissors. Burroughs spent more than five years on The New York Times Bestseller List and earned literary stardom from his memoir that also spawned an Oscar nominated movie. Despite these successes, Burroughs struggled for many years with his addictions before his eventual recovery. He has also published several other works, among them the notable Dry, which has become a contemporary staple of recovery literature.

"The disease of addiction touches every organization and family in some way, shape or form, and its effects are devastating", states Emily Thomas Kendrick, Arrow's chief executive officer and president. "St. Jude's has strived to build a better community and does an incredible job to help fight the disease of addiction and I am proud to be involved in their efforts."