Fla. (March 2, 2010) – Family was the underlying theme at the Hanley Center Foundation’s 15th Annual Family Luncheon on Sunday, February 28 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington. More than 300 loyal supporters and their children attended the milestone event and helped raise over $170,000 to benefit
Center’s Lifesaver Patient Aid Fund. The special fund provides financial assistance to those seeking treatment for alcoholism or chemical dependency but are unable to afford it due to limited financial resources or restrictions on insurance coverage, as outlined in a speech by the Center’s CEO and medical director, Dr. Barbara Krantz.
“If you could see the notes from people whose lives were saved that come across my desk almost every day, you would be moved to tears,” she noted, reading from a recent letter from a patient sponsored by the fund.
This year’s event honored the elegant and generous Yardley Manfuso, who has supported the nonprofit treatment facility for many years.
Under the direction of chairmen Nancy Hooker and Kelly Moore, and vice-chairman Susan Goldstein, the day offered plenty of entertainment for all ages. In addition to silent auctions --- with one specifically designed for kids to do their own bidding --- the afternoon included fascinating animal encounters provided by McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary Inc., magic shows by David Berardi, arts and crafts, and exclusive, ringside seating for the Suncast Classic horse jumping competition.
In addition to Nancy and Timothy Hooker, Danielle and Kelly Moore, Susan Goldstein and Dr. Barbara Krantz, notable guests included Bobby and Merrill Debbs; Kitty and Hank Price; Lesly Smith; Tom Quick; John Andreu; Agnetta and Brownlee Currey; Neil Hirsch; Kip Kootz; and Mike Hanley.
The Fortin Foundation of Florida was the Grand Benefactor and Neil S. Hirsch was the Title Sponsor. Platinum Sponsors included the Hanley Family Foundation, Print Pelican, and Susan Rosenberg Goldstein and the Sunny and Abe Rosenberg Foundation, in memory of Michael Rosenberg. Gold Medal Sponsors included Mr. and Mrs. Henry Price and Mr. Thomas C. Quick. Silver Medal Sponsors included Mr. and Mrs. Brownlee Currey; The Danielson Foundation; Sara Gadd; Nancy and Timothy Hooker; and Michelle Myers. Judith Morrell Devitt and Ronald Kochman PA were the Bronze Medal Sponsors.
Since 1986, Hanley Center has provided treatment, prevention, education and research programs for thousands of individuals and families struggling with addiction at its West Palm Beach-based facility. To learn more about the Hanley
Center and the program it offers, please visit www.hanleycenter.org.