Eighties supermodel turned business mogul Kathy Ireland, 59, opens a new recovery center to help battle 'war on addiction'

Kathy Ireland has opened up a second location for her Kathy Ireland Recover Center. 

The mom of three, 59, has devoted herself to running her Kathy Ireland Worldwide company, which as of 2021, has made a grand total of $3.1 billion in sales. Her other passion is focused on charity work and philanthropy. 

Ireland was a big supermodel in the 1980s, appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit three times and acting in films. She has since become a design powerhouse.

Dedication: Kathy Ireland, 59, opened up a second location for her Kathy Ireland Recover Center in Williamson, West Virginia

Dedication: Kathy Ireland, 59, opened up a second location for her Kathy Ireland Recover Center in Williamson, West Virginia 

The entrepreneur opened her first recovery center last year in 2021 in New Hampshire. 

To continue to offer assistance to those suffering from mental health issues and substance abuse disorders, Kathy opened an additional location in West Virginia. 

The former supermodel posted a photo of herself posing next to a sign that stated, 'Kathy Ireland Recovery Centers.' 

She added a caption to her post, explaining the purpose and to announce the official second opening. 

'Each of us has, will, or is engaged in the war on addiction. It is not a health crisis that anyone can avoid confronting in some form,' she typed out. 'We welcome all to the opening of kathy ireland Recovery Centers, Williamson.' 

Stunning: The supermodel began her career in modeling when she was scouted as a teenager, and appeared on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover three times

Stunning: The supermodel began her career in modeling when she was scouted as a teenager, and appeared on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover three times 

The official website states, 'These rehabilitation programs serve individuals and families struggling with mental health and substance use disorders (SUDs).' 

The mom of three also explained that, 'Expanding our company’s health advocacy into the area of mental health and substance use disorder has been a long-held top priority goal.' 

For years, the philanthropist has been dedicated to helping those battling with addiction and other health needs.  

During an interview with USA Today, Kathy opened up about her other work with Let's Talk Interactive, a telehealth solution to assist those who need access to healthcare. 

'It's bringing telemedicine to a lot of people,' she explained to the publication. 'It's throughout the world, which is exciting.' 

Wow! Following her years in the modeling industry, the beauty jumped over to business and has become CEO of her own successful brand licensing company

Wow! Following her years in the modeling industry, the beauty jumped over to business and has become CEO of her own successful brand licensing company 

Devoted: Kathy has put a lot of focus and passion into her charity work and philanthropy over the years; seen in 2018

Devoted: Kathy has put a lot of focus and passion into her charity work and philanthropy over the years; seen in 2018

She also talked about the war on the opioid crisis. amid her interview with USA Today. 'This is a battle that can be won. There is hope. There is victory.'

Kathy has put a lot of her time and devotion to charity, such as the March of Dimes, City of Hope, and Feed the Children. Earlier this year, she also launched Music Funds The Cure for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.  

Following her modeling days, Kathy became CEO of her own brand licensing company in 1993, which began with a basic pair of socks. 

According to Today, the business mogul now, 'designs and markets some 17,000 products.' 

When it comes to being successful in the industry, the author explained to the publication that some of the keys are to, 'consider others as more important than yourself,' and, 'all that you give is all that you get.' 

Throwback: Kathy's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover was awarded the Greatest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover of all Time

Throwback: Kathy's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover was awarded the Greatest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover of all Time

At the age of 16, Kathy was scouted and shortly after, became a prominent face in the modeling world. 

Aside from appearing on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover on more than one occasion, she has also shown up on covers for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Forbes. 

Her 1989 Sports Illustrated cover became a top selling magazine, and was awarded the Greatest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover of all Time during the magazine's 5oth anniversary event. 

Hard-working: The successful entrepreneur still works hard as CEO and assists individuals with charities and her own recovery centers to fight the 'war on addiction'

Hard-working: The successful entrepreneur still works hard as CEO and assists individuals with charities and her own recovery centers to fight the 'war on addiction' 

Special: The Kathy Ireland Recovery Centers have received the Gold Seal of Approval and she stated that 'Recovery is possible'

Special: The Kathy Ireland Recovery Centers have received the Gold Seal of Approval and she stated that 'Recovery is possible' 

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Kathy Ireland opens recovery centers and rehabilitation programs to battle the 'war on addiction'

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