This week’s Badass Chick is Kristen Williams-Haseotes of Norwell, the inaugural Hope Music Festival Ambassador and addiction survivor.
Kristen is pretty phenomenal. She was introduced to drugs and alcohol when she was around 12 years old, and within a few years, her recreational use turned into a daily addiction. Despite being a very bright young girl, she barely made it through high school, and finally hit a point in college where she knew that not only was she not living up to her potential, but her actions were affecting her family and friends as well. So, Kristen did one of the hardest things any addict can do: she picked up the phone, called the hospital and sought treatment. Kristen says that is the day her life really began.
Since then, Kristen has spent her life helping other people facing addiction by volunteering at hospitals, colleges, jails, the court system and any other place you can think of. She has also not only become an award-winning real estate developer and designer, but a mother, a wife and a major philanthropic force in the area.
The Hope Music Festival on Cape Cod, which is taking place August 23rd at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, is raising money to fight the addiction crisis our community is facing. They reached out to Kristen to be a philanthropic donor, and once they heard about her connection to the cause, they made her the ambassador for the event. Big name artists like musicians from the bands Boston, The Wilson Pickett Band, The Joe Perry Project and (so many) more.
I love that Kristen has been sharing her story, and donating her time and money, to help other people overcome the struggles she’s so bravely faced. For that, she’s my Badass Chick of the Week!
Loren’s Badass Chick of the Week highlights local women and girls giving back to the community, following their passion and/or breaking stereotypes. If YOU have a Badass Chick you want to see highlighted, email Loren@1033ampradio.com!
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