Tuesday, June 3, 2014
6:30 pm VIP Tasting/7:00 All-Star Tasting
The Partnership at Drugfree.org’s annual fundraising event, All-Star Tasting, takes a tasting event and adds a sports twist. Featuring top notch athletes and great chefs, guests will enjoy an evening of culinary delights, entertainment, dessert and auctions. On June 3rd, 2014, the All-Star Tasting will bring together 250 of our closest supporters – professionals, community leaders, corporate executives and partners – to celebrate, and raise funds for the life changing work we do.
Get your tickets today by visiting the event website.
We hosted our 11th annual Winter Wish Gala at Gotham Hall in New York City on December 3, 2013. In attendance at the gala, which allowed us to show gratitude to those who support our important work and help us reach families in need, were more than 500 distinguished guests and friends, and raised $1.95 million for our cause.
The Winter Wish Gala was hosted by Sade Baderinwa of WABC-TV Eyewitness News. Gala honorees included Bill Koenigsberg, CEO and founder of Horizon Media; Clear Channel (represented by Richard Bressler, President and CFO); and Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBC Sports Groups.
A special tribute was awarded to R&B singer, songwriter and actor Mario Barrett of the Mario Do Right Foundation, and the winners of the MLB Commissioner’s Play Healthy Awards were recognized.
You can view photos from the event at www.drugfree.org/WinterWishGala
On Wednesday, June 26th, 2013, The Partnership at Drugfree.org hosted its second annual All Star Tasting — an event that brought together fan-favorite professional athletes and All-Star chefs for an evening of good fun and great food.
More than 200 attendees joined us in Manhattan’s intimate Astor Center, meeting athletes, sampling food and participating in an auction. Distinguished guests included international soccer star Jozy Altidore, along with former NY Yankee Ron Blomberg, NHL great, Ken Daneyko, and former NBA athletes Darryl ‘Chocolate Thunder’ Dawkins and John Wallace. Attendees sampled food from eight different tasting stations, and VIP guests attended a special demonstration lead by Pastry Chef Johnny Iuzzini.
The evening was a success: if the fun and food wasn’t enough, $80,000 was raised to help us work toward our vision of all young people being able to live their lives free of drug and alcohol abuse. More photos from the event, taken by photographer Josh Wong, are available on our Facebook page (link https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151520316210292.1073741826.54684090291&type=3). We’d like to thank all of the chefs, athletes and guests for helping to make our second All-Star Tasting a success!
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Flushing Meadows Park
9:00 am Runner Start
On February 18, 2012, Jack Kaupp lost his battle with drug addiction. Jack fought what was ultimately a losing battle against a terrible disease that afflicts so many. On behalf of his brother, Nick and his wife are running The Allstate Life Insurance New York 13.1 Marathon to raise money for The Partnership at Drugfree.org. They will be dedicating the race to both Jack’s memory and to the memory of all those who have succumbed to addiction.
Jack’s struggle changed his loved one’s lives forever. They are now focused on raising awareness and helping provide education on substance abuse to those affected by this disease. Their message: we are all going through this together.
You can help Nick and his family by supporting them in their marathon efforts. For more information or to donate to the event, please view below.
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More than 1,000 people participated in the fourth annual Jeremy’s Run on May 31, 2012. The race is dedicated to the memory of Jeremy Daniel Glass, who at the age of 20, died of complications due to drug addiction. It’s also dedicated to the memory of all who have perished from this tragic illness. Over the past three years, Jeremy’s Run has donated $30,000 to The Partnership at Drugfree.org. Our huge thanks to the Glass family for all of their love and support!
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This spring, The Partnership at Drugfree.org teamed up with social impact company Outside The Wire and Kentucky’s Operation UNITE in Manchester and Hazard, KY for a series of dramatic readings and town hall discussions to address the issue of substance abuse in a unique format. The events attracted more than 500 total audience members and featured Oscar-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg, Adam Driver of HBO’s “Girls,” Tony Award-nominated actress Kathleen Chalfant and Broadway actor Peter Francis James to read scenes from Euripides’ Bacchae, a Greek Tragedy about the destructive power of intoxication. Following each reading, a town hall discussion engaged the audience on the stigmatized issue and guided them toward making correlations between the play and the issue of prescription medicine misuse and abuse in their communities. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) joined the knowledgeable team of experts for the first panel discussion in Manchester.