FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jeffrey L. Reynolds, Ph.D., CEAP, SAP Executive Director
LICADD’s 26th Annual Angel Ball Announced for Thursday, May 2, 2013
Long Island, February 26, 2013. The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (LICADD) invites you to attend its 26th Annual Angel Ball Celebrating the Stars of Recovery on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Garden City Hotel. WABC-TV’s Entertainment Reporter and Movie Critic Sandy Kenyon will emcee and guests will enjoy a red carpet entrance and reception at 6:30pm, followed by dinner, dancing, and a silent auction at 7:30pm. Proceeds from the gala event will support LICADD’s alcohol and drug prevention education and intervention programs for children and families.
“For me, it’s more than just an event,” Richard Antonacci, Angel Ball Dinner Chair and COO and EVP of Signature Financial, LLC, explained, “we are in the midst of a public health crisis which claims the life of a young person from overdose everyday on Long Island. LICADD’s programs actively seek to alleviate the heartbreaking consequences of addiction, and without the generosity of our event participants, sponsors and auction donors, these life-saving programs wouldn’t be available.”
This year’s Angel Ball honors 2013 Founder’s Award Recipient Curtis Webster, CVLE, whose leadership as a board member and past board chair, helped to shape and expand the agency’s comprehensive addiction and recovery support programs. Mr. Webster passed away in 2012, and his wife Georgina Webster and daughter Dawn Leo, will be accepting the award on his behalf.
William C. Moyers, the Vice President of Public Affairs and Community Relations at the Hazelden Foundation and a best-selling author, will be honored as the 2013 Humanitarian Award Recipient. Mr. Moyers lives with his three children in St. Paul, MN, and leads the non-profit organization’s advocacy and policy initiatives. Mr. Moyers will also serve as the Angel Ball keynote speaker and remarked “as a native of Garden City, I am looking forward to returning to Long Island for this special evening to highlight the promise of recovery over the power of addiction.”
Tickets to this premier event are $500, while event and journal sponsorship opportunities are available from $200 to $25,000. Sponsors receive outstanding, prominent recognition, including their listing on LICADD’s high-traffic website, the agency’s widely distributed promotional materials, weekly e-newsletter, media presentations at the event and souvenir journal. Sponsors of the $2000 level and greater will receive a star on our Hope for Recovery Walk of Fame- an excellent opportunity to showcase a business at the event or pay tribute to a friend or loved one.
Since it was founded in 1956, LICADD has built a stellar reputation as a community leader and partner to a large network of treatment providers, faith-based organizations, school districts, and government agencies. With offices in Mineola, Ronkonkoma and Riverhead, LICADD is working aggressively to help the community overcome the challenges presented by prevailing social stigma of alcoholism and drug dependence, by providing a comprehensive array of prevention, support and recovery programs.
LICADD Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds stated, “We are excited to mark the 57-year of providing life-saving services to Long Islanders with our 26th Annual Angel Ball. It’s an excellent opportunity for our participants to realize the impact their dollars are having- its more than the interventions we provide, the referrals to treatment, the support groups- it’s about the feeling of hope that our families can experience again.”
These programs are made possible by the support of business owners, treatment providers, community leaders, parents and local residents like you. To show your support for LICADD, and become part of a generous circle of Long Islanders who are committed to addressing substance abuse and addiction in our communities, please contact Rosanne Slattery at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516.747.2606. For more information on LICADD’s services and evidence-based programs, please visit www.licadd.org.