Wednesday, February 15, 2017
3rd Annual DC Gala Great Success
Thank you to everyone who attended our 3rd Annual DC Gala and helped support the patient scholarship fund.
Over 350 people joined us on February 9th at the Four Seasons Hotel in DC for Ashley’s 3rd Annual DC Gala. Ashley raised more than $300k for patient scholarships through ticket sales, sponsorships, and our silent auction!
Pulitzer Prize winner and author of “My Name is Bill,” Susan Cheever, emceed the evening’s program which included a keynote address from the passionate Patrick Kennedy, who spoke of his efforts to end discrimination against mental illness, addiction, and other brain diseases.
Ashley President Father Mark Hushen followed and shared the message that not only can those suffering from addiction recover, but they can flourish in recovery!
The evening concluded with the presentation of the 3rd annual Michael K. Deaver Award to Chair of the Ashley DC Leadership Council and Vice-Chair of the Ashley Board of Directors, James P. Denvir, III. The Deaver Award is given each year to recognize individuals in the DC region who not only exhibit the best of a life in recovery, but also offer outstanding service to those seeking recovery of their own.
Ashley Alumni Services Coordinator, Louis Marcell, talks to Patrick Kennedy live from the event.
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