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Recovery Month Awards Ceremony

Nov 02, 2017 05:00 PM — Nov 02, 2017 08:00 PM

New Hope Event Center
7675 Davis Boulevard

Recovery Month Awards Ceremony

Event Update (9/25/2017):

Due to Hurricane Irma, our Recovery Month Celebration has been postponed until Thursday, Nov. 2. Thank you for understanding. We look forward to this special event and hope you will join us!

Event Description
David Lawrence Center is joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and other voices of recovery from across the nation to observe the Annual National Recovery Month. This observance, now in its 28th year, is held every September to increase awareness and understanding of behavioral health conditions and support those in recovery. This celebration promotes the message that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and substance use disorders.

The 2017 Recovery Month theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities,” inspires communities to be socially inclusive and offer support to those with mental and/or substance use disorders. It also encourages members of the community to seek help when needed, lend a hand, and contribute to their community as citizens, parents, employees, students, volunteers, and leaders.

At the Recovery Month Awards Ceremony, David Lawrence Center will honor the following outstanding individuals and organizations for sharing their voices to advocate, educate, mentor and help others in need of mental health and addiction recovery services:

HEATHER WESLING
Recovery Community Volunteer

COACH NINO MAGADDINO
MAXFLEX FITNESS

Holistic Treatment Partner

VEORA LITTLE
Youth Prevention Volunteer

BILL BARNETT
STORYTELLERS CREATIVE ARTS

Holistic Treatment Volunteer

ANDY SOLIS, ESQ.
COLLIER COUNTY COMMISSIONER
Mental Health Champion

The evening includes educational community partner tables during the reception, dinner, entertainment, raffle and the awards ceremony.

Sponsors to Date
David Lawrence Center Alumni Association
St. Matthew’s House
Hazelden Betty Ford
Healthcare Network of SW Florida
Genoa Pharmacy
Park Royal Hospital

Community Partners to Date
Drug Free Collier
Collier County Sheriff’s Office
Naples Therapeutic Riding Center
National Alliance on Mental Illness
MaxFlex Fitness
Tobacco Free Collier
Alanon
Shelter for Abused Women and Children
St. Matthew’s House
Hazelden Betty Ford
Healthcare Network of SW Florida
Genoa Pharmacy
Collier County Emergency Medical Services
Storytellers Creative Arts
Valerie’s House
Safe Families

Cost
Sponsorships and donations help ensure the event is able to remain free to attend. Click here to make a donation.

Contact
To RSVP or learn more about sponsorships or community partner table registration, contact Sue Weber.